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The Devil’s Plantation

The Devil’s Plantation
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 90 min

Documentary about urban mapping of Harry Bell, an amateur archaeologist who searched for a secret network of sites in Glasgow.

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Based on May Miles Thomas’ BAFTA-winning website, The Devil’s Plantation promises an unforgettable journey into the hidden corners of Glasgow. It tells the true story of amateur archaeologist Harry Bell whose self-published book Glasgow’s Secret Geometry describes his obsessive search for a secret network of aligned sites traversing the city. The original work changed course after the discovery of an abandoned casefile belonging to expsychiatric patient Mary Ross whose long walks in the city mirrored those of Bell. Narrated by Kate Dickie and Gary Lewis, the film lovingly captures the spirit of the dérive (unplanned journey or drift) and like any good excursion arrives at a satisfying and surprising conclusion. An eagerly awaited world premiere.

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