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Film Ireland gives a unique perspective on Ireland’s social history through the lens of the filmmakers and photographers. The Video, Images, Audio and Textual content will form an exciting website for the viewer to navigate. Film Ireland will cross all platforms on social media.

Main film featured is ‘Flickering Ireland’ directed by Michael Hussey

Flickering Ireland gives a unique perspective on Ireland’s social history through the lens of the non-professional filmmakers. The astonishing range of amateur films present hidden treasures and gives an intimate portrait of ourselves in a changing world. The non-professional filmmakers whose work – or play – is fascinating and valuable precisely because they were amateurs. The film features all female contributors who recall their personal memories and stories and narrate the film from start to finish. Some of the footage has never been seen before including a wonderful carnival fancy dress parade filmed by female filmmaker, Queeny MacDonald, affectionately known as “Aunt Queeny”. Also featured are archive films from the early part of the 20th century by Irish film pioneers, the Horgan Brothers, from Youghal, Co Cork. Thankfully these films were preserved by individuals and hobbyists to tell the history of modern Ireland.

Contributors include: Patricia Whyte, Sal Tivy Perk and Stella Perk

Directed by Michael Hussey.

Camera by Ruadhan Jones.

Colour Grading by Casey Hynes.

Music: ‘Inisheer’ by Thomas Walsh.

Made at UCC Film and Screen Department and on location.

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