Director: Jan Nimmo
Producer: Jan Nimmo
Writer: Jan Nimmo
Duration: 50 mins
Original Format: miniDV
Photography: Jan Nimmo
Art Direction: Jan Nimmo
Editing: Jan Nimmo/Inigo Garrido
Synopsis of the Film: The Road to Drumleman tells the story of Kintyre's last coal mine, The Argyll Colliery (1947-1967). Almost no physical traces of the mine remain and now it is hard to imagine that the well run mine thrived just behind spectacular Machrihanish Bay.
When artist, Jan Nimmo's father and former Argyll Colliery shot firer, Neil Nimmo, died, Jan realised that there was an urgency to gather the stories of the remaining miners. Through their personal narrative the film gives an insight into working life, its hardships and camaraderie. The stories span the life of the mine and pay tribute to all of the men who worked invisibly beneath the wild and unspoilt shores of western Kintyre.
Bio-filmography of the Director: Jan Nimmo has worked as a professional artist since 1985 and has been making documentary films for the last five years. She has been a regular visitor to Latin America and Spain. Her first film, "Bonita:Ugly Bananas" tell the story of striking banana workers who work on plantation owned by Ecuador's richest man (Winner of Best Documentary at Deep Fried Film Festival, Scotland, international screenings include Cine Pobre, Cuba and broadcasts on the Community Channel (UK)and in Ecuador and Venezuela). For her second film "Pura Vida" Jan worked with Costa Rican trade unionist and environmental activist, Carlos Arguedas, to highlight the social and environmental impact of agrochemicals used by the banana and pineapple growing industry in Costa Rica's Atlantic Zone. (Winner of Best environmental Short Documentary CINESTRAT, Alicante and has been screened at many festivals including Document: Human Rights Film Festival, Scotland) Jan's third film, "La Chacina de la Suerte" looks at "slow food" and the "matanza popular" through the eyes of a family in Galaroza, in La Sierra de Huelva. Her most recent film is about Scotland's most remote coal mine, where Jan's father
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