The insensitively-titled WHITE SETTLERS is a low-budget representation of how culturally afraid the English are of the Scottish. Released during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, director Simeon Halligan spoke in an interview about “a sense that there is an intolerance or a lack of understanding from both sides” and that bland centrism comes across in the film’s confusion about what point it wants to make, if any, about Anglo-Scottish relations. The Scots are depicted as barbaric pig-men, the English as pretentious cowardly dullards.