The Wake of Calum MacLeod8m
When his children left home years ago, renowned storyteller Calum MacLeòid lost not only his family but his most treasured audience. One stormy night, Calum confronts the Baron of the Wind, a mystical being from his stories, and demands his children be returned. The old man promptly falls dead. From distant points the MacLeòids assemble to attend their father’s wake. But the deceased Calum has a surprise ending in store for them yet. “The Wake of Calum MacLeod (Faire Chaluim Mhic Leòid) is the first Gaelic-language short dramatic film made in the New World. Filmed in the Highlands of Cape Breton in May 2006, the film was a galvanizing community effort and a historical milestone.