A collection of films on just about any topic. The name ‘omphalos’ comes from this quote by the Edinburgh writer, Candia McWilliams: Referring to Oxford: “Anyhow, Edinburgh knows that it is the centre of the known world. And wheesht to your omphaloi” . . . “Has a doughnut an omphalos?”

She said nothing and she shone

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), that was created in about the 2nd … Continue reading She said nothing and she shone

The city built itself around them

Filmed in Paris, January 2020. Music credit: A trombone cover of Supertramp’s ‘Dreamer’ by Nick La Riviere

Together we could find music in any city in the world

January 2020: a family weekend in Paris. Music credits: (1) Prelude No 1 – in B Flat major by G Gershwin (2) Sunrise, Sunset – by The National Jazz Trio … Continue reading Together we could find music in any city in the world

The City is yours

Today we are heading to Paris for a family weekend. A present from Andrew and Rachel to their mum. In April 1964 my parents spent their honeymoon in Paris. This … Continue reading The City is yours

TELESCOPE: stories we hear and stories we tell

Peter’s latest film: [From 20-1-20 Hole Ousia will become first person]

no can do

This was filmed at the abandoned farms of Tollafraick and Largue, Glenkindie, Strathdon [2nd January 2020] My apologies to the wonderful singers, who cover this Hall and Oates song, as … Continue reading no can do

And colours are drama

I recently came across a set of 62 photographs all taken on one day in 2008. I had forgotten all about this day until I saw the photographs. Rachel and … Continue reading And colours are drama

A timeline of missed opportunities

This film presents a timeline from 2002 to 2019 in relation to England’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy. The film presents missed opportunities, in particular the potential role of prescribed medications … Continue reading A timeline of missed opportunities

unsettled

News: Rob Howard, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry offers his support for Dr Samei Huda and Dr George Dawson [please note: I have never met Prof Rob Howard. I hugely … Continue reading unsettled

Whitehaugh

A film about the Forbes-Leith family of Whitehaugh, near Alford. Music credit: ‘Sunrise’ by Coldplay

Two men had called

This film is about the reasons behind the suicide of Alexander Craib, farmer, Glencowie (Glencuie) on the estate of Glenkindie. Music credit: ‘Exit music’ by Steven Lindsay