This event took place on Wednesday 7th June 2017.
Tickets for this free event should be booked in advance in person or over the phone with the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477.
Co-curated by IFI and Minceirs Whiden, Ireland’s only all-Traveller forum, this presentation includes screenings and discussions of Traveller-related films from the 1940s to the present day.
Drawing from the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive, the programme will present Traveller heritage as it was recorded over the decades, and will explore how that heritage was represented in fiction and non-fiction film. It will include amateur films from the 1940s showing a well-attended Traveller memorial in Galway, ethnographic films from the 1950s recording bygone Traveller crafts, tourist films from the 1960s celebrating the nomadic Traveller lifestyle, films about Travellers’ rights, and recent films about contemporary Traveller culture. The programme will also include fictional representations of Travellers from the 1950s to the present day.
(Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn.)