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MIN IRSKE DAGBOG / MY IRISH DIARY
Min Irske Dagbog is one of three films made by renowned Danish documentarian Jon Bang Carlsen in Ireland in 1996. This one, narrated by his young son Hjalmar, tells of his year in a tiny village school in Ballyvaughan, Co Clare where he feels very isolated with nobody but his baby brother Simon to play with until he learns English and makes new friends.
FILM INFO: Jon Bang Carlsen, 30 mins, Denmark, 1996, Digital
Radharc’s The Master profiles national school teachers in the village of Cloghan Hill near the Mayo/Galway border. Retired teacher Liam
O’Connell discusses teaching practice and the changing role of the master in Irish society, while his son, Morgan, also a teacher, is seen in the classroom, playing sports with the pupils and attending a meeting at I.N.T.O. offices in Dublin.
FILM INFO: 27 mins, Ireland, 1974, Digital
Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn