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Name: Margaret Tait  
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Date of Birth: 11th November 1918
Place of Birth: Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Margaret Caroline Tait was a Scottish film maker and poet.

Tait was born in Kirkwall on Orkney in 1918, where she spent her childhood. She gained qualifications in medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1941 but went on to study film at the Centro Sperimentale di Photographia in Rome from 1950 to 1952. Tait died in Kirkwall in 1999.

After studying in Rome, Tait returned to Scotland and founded Ancona Films. On her move back to Orkney in the 1960s Tait continued to make films and took inspiration from the landscape and cultutre of Orkney.

In total, Tait made 32 films. In addition, Tait wrote prose and poetry, and published 3 poetry books - 'Hen and Bees', 'Subjects and Sequences' and 'Origins and Elements'.

External link

  • Luxonline: Margaret Tait

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