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ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME FEBRUARY 2010: WATER WISDOM

Director: Colm O Laoghaire

22 minutes| Ireland| 1962| Colour


This new series of free screenings from the IFI Irish Film Archive presents a wide range of material from the collections of shorter fiction and non-fiction film, which provides a unique insight into Irish society. The programmes are free and under a half hour in length, making this a perfect way to spend your lunch hour. This month’s films were made by the late Colm O Laoghaire, one of Ireland’s most prolific and talented independent directors.

WATER WISDOM
This dramatised film, made in Ring, Co. Waterford, 6was designed to encourage small farming communities to cooperate in providing themselves with piped water, thereby maximising efficiency on the farm and minimising embarrassment in the home!
FILM INFO: 22 minutes, Ireland, 1962, Colour

IRISH GOSSAMER
This tourist film, one of many commissioned by Bord Failte to entice visitors to Ireland, juxtaposes beautifully-hued Irish textiles with images of the ?Irish life and landscape from which the weaverstook their inspiration.FILM INFO: 25 minutes, Ireland, 1958, Colour

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