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ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME DOUBLE BILL (FEB 2017)

Director: Liam O'Laoghaire, Jim Clark, Brendan Bourke, Irish Tourism Association


PROGRAMME 1

OUR COUNTRY

Liam O Laoghaire’s film for Clann na Poblachta discredits the Fianna Fáil leadership and presents countrywide images of poverty, emigration and deprivation never before seen on Irish screens.

FILM INFO: Liam O’Laoghaire, 8 mins, 1948, Ireland, Black and White

THE IRISH VILLAGE

Crookhaven, West Cork has been abandoned by its young people. Jim Clark’s film presents daily life noting there is nothing special about this sleepy village “except that it is dying”.

FILM INFO: Jim Clark, 22 mins, 1959, Ireland, Black and White

 

PROGRAMME 2

THE IRISH RIVIERA

This Irish Tourism Association film promotes the sunny south visiting Cork City, the remote outposts of Mizen Head, Dún Chaoin and the Blasket Islands (then inhabited).

FILM INFO: Irish Tourism Association, 15 mins, 1936, Ireland, Black and White

FISHING THE SLOE BLACK RIVER

In Brendan Bourke’s adaptation of Colum McCann’s story, an aging couple in a Co. Kerry

village express their sadness at the loss of their children to emigration.

FILM INFO: Brendan Bourke, 14 mins, 1995, Ireland, Colour

See also Archive at Lunchtime: Programme 1 and Programme 2.

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