Directors: Douglas, Bill

Cast: Stephen Archibald, Hughie Restorick

UK 1972 | Black & white | 48 mins | Drama

Avaliable on: 35mm, DVD

Set in 1945, the first part of Douglas’ triptych revisits his impoverished childhood, living with his grandmother and half-brother in the Scottish mining village of Newcraighall. The austere but beautiful black-and-white camerawork perfectly captures the harsh realities of an existence which finds the eight-year-old Jamie often taking solace from the movies.

— Geoff Andrew

My Childhood is part of The Bill Douglas Trilogy: