Irish Film Institute -Inishark, Death of an Island

Inishark, Death of an Island

This beautifully crafted film looks at life on the West coast island of Inishark, an island whose resilient community had survived for centuries until its evacuation in 1960. The story, told by surviving islanders, is brought to life with previously unseen 8mm archive film, and the island’s final demise is documented in newsreel footage of the evacuation. A beautiful and lovingly crafted film, Inishark’s story sheds light on the treatment of peripheral communities by the authorities of the age, and the film stands as an elegy for a proud tribe and the passing of a unique way of life.

Screening will be preceded by poetry readings. Presented in association with IMRAM.

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