Tory Island, nine miles off the coast of Donegal, is the most remote inhabited island off Ireland. Its notorious inaccessibility and unforgiving landscape has not deterred 150 people from making this island their home. Oilean Thorai captures, over the course of eighteen months, the changing patterns of life on Tory. Oilean Thorai is an hour-long documentary film which blends striking landscape photography with intimate contemporary interviews. It’s a fluid mix of past and present, history and contemporary life. This film explores the ideas of spatiality, isolation, community and identity, and the decline and continuation of tradition.
Director Pat Collins will attend, and the screening will be followed by music and song from Lillis O’Laoire and friends. Presented in association with IMRAM.