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Celtic Media Festival 2019


6 TG4 Productions Shortlisted for
2019 Celtic Media Festival
which runs from 4th – 6th June
in Aviemore in Scotland

Son of Kerry, Son of Sam

In the summer of 1976, ‘Son of Sam’ shot his first victim at Pelham Bay, in the Bronx, New York. In the thirteen months that followed, he carried out a brutal murder spree that gripped an entire city in terror and made headlines around the world. And one Irishman, NYPD Deputy Inspector Timothy Dowd, was tasked with catching this monster. Forty years on, journalist Seán Mac an tSíthigh travels to New York to uncover the incredible story of how fellow Kerryman Timothy Dowd led the largest manhunt in New York history, to capture one of America’s most notorious serial killers. Produced by IWR Media Ltd.

Tír Eoghain: The Unbreakable Bond

This documentary tells how tragedy spurred on a group of young men to change the history of Gaelic football in Ireland. It reveals how a squad of teenage GAA footballers in County Tyrone emerge against the backdrop of a post-Troubles Northern Ireland to transform a county – that had never won an All-Ireland title – into one of the top teams on the island of Ireland. In the process, they changed the way GAA football was played. Now twenty years older, the players recall their emotional journey of ecstasy and agony. Produced by EMM Productions.

Taithí Gan Teorainn

Irish chefs, farmers, nurses and fashionistas are forced out of their comfort zone in this series as they try out their jobs in foreign climes. Taithí Gan Teorainn follows eight young Irish people to the most far-flung corners of the earth as they walk a mile in the shoes of their foreign counterparts, working the same exhausting hours and enduring the same daily physical and mental toil. Each episode sees two people travel to India, Cambodia, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan where workplaces are often hazardous, and some operate without the basics of running water or electricity. Produced by Loosehorse Ltd.

Anseo I Lár an Ghleanna

A century of continuous global change has devastated Ireland’s rural communities, and vast areas in the west of the country are being decimated. One such village is Loch Con Aortha in Conamara. In this documentary filmmaker Seán Ó Cualáin tells the plight of his village as he follows a year in the life of the people of Loch Con Aortha. Understanding that the Gaelic civilisation to which they belong to has disintegrated, they strive to protect and preserve their identity as they come to the realization that if they cannot save their village, perhaps they can save its heritage. Produced by Mordán Teo.

Lomax in Éirinn

Clannad’s Pól Brennan explores Texan song-collector Alan Lomax’s dream to save the music of the world and shows how that mission began in 1951 in Ireland. Lomax in Éirinn brings the viewer on a stunning journey as Pól follows Lomax’s life story through the Mississippi Delta, Washington, New York and along the west coast of Ireland. Lomax’s legacy is shown to be alive today with performances from Clannad, Steve Earle, Nell Ní Chróinín and Slow Moving Clouds. The result is a poetic and moving celebration of the value of traditional music not only in Ireland but throughout the world. Produced by Aisling Productions.

Iomramh an Chamino

An Epic 2,500 km Modern Day Celtic Odyssey. A crew including a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain. Produced by Anú Pictures.

Further information available at http://www.celticmediafestival.co.uk/

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