Keep Her Lit —

2012


Keep Her Lit is artist Roderick Buchanan’s response to capturing the cultural activity that took place around the Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland from 7-14 June 2012. Commissioned by Creative Scotland and supported by National Lottery funding ‘Keep Her Lit’ captures 'Summer of Song': Celebrating the Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland on film to create a lasting chronicle of the people, landscapes and cities that the Torch Relay was part of during June. Against a backdrop of stunning natural landscapes and vibrant cities, 'Keep Her Lit' leaps onto islands, charges up hillsides and takes viewers on a journey into the very heart of communities. Artist and 'Keep Her Lit' director, Roderick Buchanan said: “I had to put my trust in the vigorous imagination of all those I was going to meet on the road…and I wasn’t disappointed. The diversity of approach undertaken by such a wide array of participants was so spirited that I only hope my film captures some of the zeitgeist that was out there this summer. The Torch Relay was such an intense exercise that as soon as we rolled the camera at Cairnryan, we hardly drew breath for seven days until we were waving goodbye to the motorcycle outriders accompanying the entourage north of Berwick upon Tweed.’

Creative Scotland website


Keep Her Lit, (Video: 75 mins) Olympic Legacy Commission, produced by Janice Kelly & Leonie Bell for Creative Scotland.