A Film About Independence
On September 18, 2014, the people of Scotland voted in a historic referendum that threatened to break apart its 307-year union from the United Kingdom. Scotland Yet is a feature length documentary that presents a very different approach to the ongoing debate on Scottish independence.
Opponents of independence won 55 percent of the vote while separatists won 45 percent with all 3.6 million votes counted. It was a record 85 percent turnout. But leaders from all across the United Kingdom believe that the union must change if it is to endure.
Without relying on the opinions of analysts, politicians, or statistics, this film examines a number of personal stories from across the nation that highlight the reasons why Scotland has found itself at such a historic crossroads. This documentary tells the story of a society that’s beginning to see itself in a whole new light. According to one man, not once since the union commenced has Scotland been at peace. And deep inside isn’t that what all citizens long for? Some feel that what has been going on is a classical example of a system intent on taking from the many to give to the few. They feel that the current system doesn’t care about its citizens. Many feel like the Scottish working class has been maligned and patronized and ridiculed both culturally and politically and this has got to stop.
This films focuses on the referendum debate that took place in the streets, in homes and all over communities across the nation. Scotland Yet is a poignant story that illustrates the yearning of almost an entire society. It is a unique masterpiece about a young generation that listens to the stories of those who have been there longer and then cries out for change.