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My Brother the Ark Raider

BBC ALBA – Thursday 3 October at 9.00pm

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BBC ALBA - Diardaoin 3 Dàmhair aig 9.00f

Derick MacKenzie, Mount Ararat

HOPES THAT NEW BBC ALBA DOCUMENTARY WILL HELP SEARCH FOR MISSING SCOTS NOAH’S ARK HUNTER

The family of a Scottish man missing for three years in Turkey hope a new BBC ALBA documentary about his disappearance will trigger a fresh search for him.

Donald Mackenzie, from Stornoway, was hunting for the remains of Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat in Turkey when he disappeared in 2010.

His family has heard nothing since and several searches by Turkish authorities have failed to discover any trace of him.

Now, on the third anniversary of Donald’s disappearance, a new documentary is to be shown that it is hoped will help in the search for answers.

My Brother the Ark Raider, a Plainview Films production for BBC ALBA in association with Creative Scotland, follows Donald’s younger brother Derick as he leaves his family in Stornoway and travels across Europe to Dogubayazit, a Kurdish town on the border with Iran at the foot of Mount Ararat. Narrated by the Gaelic broadcaster Angus Peter Campbell, the film is a poetic and meditative exploration of hope in the face of great loss.

Donald, an evangelical adventurer, had returned to the town repeatedly for more than a decade to search for the Biblical ship’s remains.

When he vanished he was alone on the mountain, without a guide, without a permit and with the weather closing in.

He could have fallen or succumbed to the extreme weather. He could have been attacked by wild animals, robbed by bandits, or crossed the paths of the Army or the Kurdish separatists who both operate on the mountain.

He could have been targeted for his Christian beliefs, or by rogue guides keen to exploit the story of Noah’s ark.

Derick travels to Dogubayazit to try to discover what really happened.

He meets many of those who knew his brother who have their own ideas about what might have happened to him.

His search takes him to the car pound where police have held Donald’s van, and to some of his brother’s possessions that a shepherd claimed to have found at an abandoned campsite.

And ultimately, the search leads to the foothills of Mount Ararat, the mighty mountain which dominates the plains of eastern Turkey and where the Bible recounts Noah’s Ark finally came to rest after the flood waters subsided.

Here, somewhere, Donald’s remains most likely lie.

Derick goes in search of answers. But who can he trust and how close will he come to the truth?

With unique access to the Mackenzie family, the film is a moving story of kinship, friendship, trust and coming to terms with loss.

Derick Mackenzie said: “We want to make sure the Turkish authorities see this film. There will be a lot of interest about it in Turkey. It could kick start some response from the Turkish authorities to look again for him. It could be a golden bullet.”

Margaret Cameron, Channel Editor BBC ALBA, said: “We were delighted to work with Plainview Films and Creative Scotland as partners on this film which we hope will take Donald’s story to a wider audience.”

My Brother the Ark Raider, produced and directed by Jonathan Carr and Chris Marks for Plainview Films, will be broadcast on BBC ALBA at 9.00pm on Thursday 3 October 2013.

Air tòir fear a chaidh air chall an uair a bha e a' coimhead airson Àirc Nòah

Bha an t-Albannach Dòmhnall MacCoinnich a' sireadh Àirc Nòah air Beinn Ararat san Tuirc nuair a chaidh e air chall. Chan eil a theaghlach air càil a chluinntinn bhon uair sin agus ged a bha na h-ùghdarrasan Tuirceach a-muigh a' coimhead air a shon grunnan thurais, cha do lorg iad càil.

Tha am bràthair a b' òige na e, Derick, a tha na bhanntrach le còignear chloinne, a' siubhal bho Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais, air feadh na Roinn Eòrpa gu Dogubayazit, baile Curdach aig bonn Beinn Ararat.

Anns an fhilm chithear Derick air a thuras is e a' coinneachadh ri mòran dha na daoine a bha eòlach air a bhràthair agus aig a bheil am beachdan fhèin air dè a bu dòcha a thachair dha. Dh'fhaodadh gun do thuit e no gun do rinn an droch shìde a' chùis air. Dh'fhaodadh gun deach droch ionnsaigh a thoirt air le beathaichean fiadhaich, gun deach mèirlich an sàs ann no gun tàinig e tarsainn air an airm Thuirceach no air reubaltaich Churdach, oir tha an dà bhuidhinn rim faotainn air a' bheinn. 'S dòcha gun deach ionnsaigh a thoirt air ri linn a chreideamh Chrìosdail no le luchd-treòrachaidh a bha airson brath a ghabhail air sgeulachd na h-Àirce?

Tha Derick a' sireadh freagairtean. Ach cò ann is urrainn dha earbsa a chur agus an tèid aige air faighinn faisg air an fhìrinn? 'S e sgeulachd dhriùiteach mu chàirdeas, earbsa agus a bhith a' dèiligeadh ri call a tha san fhilm seo.


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