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The Irishmen: An Impression of Exile + Intro

This rarely-seen socio-realist documentary foregrounds the lives of migrant Irish labourers in Britain of the 1960s. Labouring sequences and interviews are interwoven with the journey of a young man from a remote village in the West of Ireland to London. Enriched by a score supervised by Seamus Ennis, with the traditional Irish singing of Paul Lenihan and Joe Heaney and the lyrics of Peggy Seeger and Ewan McColl.

Presented by the Irish Film Institute, in partnership with HOME. Supported by Culture Ireland GB18 and the Arts Council of Ireland.

Event details

This screening will be introduced by Prof. Lance Pettitt, Associate Research Fellow, Birkbeck, University Of London.