A documentary film co-directed by Carlito Ghioni & Beth Wishart Mackenzie.
A heart warming tale of an elderly cowboy and his wife, Roy and Marge Scott, who share a passion for resurrecting the abandoned and forgotten, be it animals, people, or traditions of the past. (57 minutes/Copyright 2015).
Unforgotten is a lyrical, impressionistic portrait of a people and a land that evokes the poetry of the past. It features a gentle and aged cowboy, Roy Scott, who lives in the hamlet of Heinsburg, Alberta, Canada. Roy used to ride the range and compete in rodeos, but as age came upon him, Roy became a wheelwright. Now he harnesses his horses to carts and wagons he has carefully refurbished or built. One of his specialties is the Red River Cart, the kind once used by the Métis (Aboriginal–European descendants) to transport goods across the West. In making these “emblematic” carts, Roy plays a small part in the preservation of Métis culture and history in Alberta.
As Roy labours through each day, he is supported by the wife of his winter years, Marge. Together they share a passion for resurrecting the abandoned and forgotten, be it animals, people, or traditions of the past. Roy and Marge are “heritage keepers”; they work each day at preserving a fading “cowboy culture” in the not-so-wild west of Canada. Roy and Marge are also “heart warmers”; a couple we come to lovingly observe as they go about their day, taking pleasure in a little work and a little play, and doing so with grace and good humour.
Redux by David Cunningham
Original music by Francois Jolin, also featuring traditional Metis music by Homer Poitras and Country & Western Music by Gary Fjellgaard.