Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
My Childhood is an award-winning black-and-white film which recounts director Bill Douglas' experiences as a child in Scotland during World War II. The movie was shot in the same locations he lived in as a boy. In the film, the boy lives with his half-brother and grandmother in a remote mining village. The bleakness of their lives is brightened by their friendship with a German P.O.W. This short film is the first of three dealing with director Douglas' Scottish childhood. The other two are My Ain Folk and My Way Home.
war, boy, Britain, brother, childhood, enemy, friendship, Germany, grandmother, half-brother, MIA (Missing in Action), POW (Prisoner of War), prison, project [plan]