The Irishmen: An Impression of Exile

Directed by Philip Donnellan

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.

52 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain

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