Sometimes It Makes Me Wonder What I Fought For

Spec & Synopsis

Date: 2009

Format: HDV triptych
Duration: 25.15 minutes

“Sometimes It Makes Me Wonder What I Fought For” was one of the very first things Jimmy Redpath, an ex-Blackwatch Paratrooper, said to me when I met him in a greasy spoon in Partick, Glasgow.

We met regularly, either in the café or at his home, over a period of five months in 2008. During this time I became his tea-drinking companion and his friend. I listened to and recorded his many stories and ruminations, opinions, memories, observations, his jokes and regrets. And when he wasn’t talking, I recorded the silence.