LOST FILM FOUND: SCOTLAND IN FOCUS
Scrappy Scottish teenager Gemma has never backed down from a fight. That was the way of life in the small-town, low-income housing scheme where she grew up, southeast of Glasgow. But her grandfather, who raised her from infancy, won't accept that. Doing all he can to channel her energy away from the streets, he opens a boxing gym that he converts once a week into a pigeon show – something he believes will give Gemma and the local ex-cons a sense of purpose. But is that enough action for Gemma? In a classic coming-of-age fashion, Scheme Birds asks what causes a person to change – and whether it's ever too late to do so.
Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin
Mario Adamson, Ruth Reid
BFI, Sisyfos Film Production, GID Films
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