Director: Mieke Vanmechelen & Michael Holly

81 mins, Ireland, 2023, Digital

Hungry Hill follows the daily struggles of a community of sheep farmers as they negotiate the mountainous terrain of the Beara Peninsula. Farmers Connie and John Doyle work alongside their neighbours, the Vanmechelens, who arrived in Ireland in the 1980s from the Drowned Land of Saeftinghe in Holland/Belgium leaving behind a farm which lay too close to the Doel nuclear power station. Archival media from Belgium and Holland is interwoven with present-day observational footage from West Cork, connecting disparate times and places, provoking reflection, and inspiring action for a more sustainable future.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Mieke Vanmechelen and Michael Holly, hosted by filmmaker Dónal Ó Céilleachair.

Screening as part of the IFI Documentary Festival 2023.

Book Tickets

Saturday 30th