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This month: more nostalgic snapshots of Ireland (some more accurate than others…)
PROGRAMME 2: GLIMPSES OF ERIN Though full of Blarney and some distortion (“Galway is a thriving little town in the south of Ireland”), this cinema short is notable for its portraits of noble Irish peasants.FILM INFO: 8 minutes, 1934, Black and White
IRELAND: A NEW LOOK AT THE EMERALD ISLE This educational film for American schoolchildren is both facile and inaccurate. The voice-over asserts: “The port city of Galway lies on the northeast coast” and “Ireland cannot import fuel because of its farm economy”. Prepare to be bemused.FILM INFO: 18 minutes, 1967, Colour