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Helena Gloag in My Childhood / My Ain Folk

My Childhood / My Ain Folk

1972 NR

The first two installments in Scottish filmmaker Bill Douglas's semiautobiographical trilogy explore a boy's grim childhood, as he and his family struggle to survive in a destitute Highlands mining town. First, in "My Childhood," a young boy's difficult life with his half-brother and grandmother is improved when they befriend a German POW. Then, in "My Ain Folk," the boy's two grandmothers die, so he's sent to live in an orphanage.