Blue Black Permanent is a 2002 film directed by poet, photographer and
filmmaker Margaret Tait, who was 74 years old when it was released. The
film centers on three generations of a family and the complex
interactions between women from three generations. The youngest,
Barbara, searches for a stronger connection to her mother and
grandmother. Within this framework, Blue Black Permanent explores the
lives of Barbara's predecessors, including the events that precipitated
the family's move from Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands.