Living in a Coded Land
Harvest Films | 2014 | 80mins Funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board and RTÉ
Funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board and RTÉ
Dir/Prod: Pat Collins | Editor: Tadhg O'Sullivan |Camera: Colm Hogan /Feargal Ward | Sound: John Brennan
Based on an original idea by Dr. Patrick J.O'Connor
'Living in a Coded Land' is a poetic and imaginative film essay that makes unexpected links between events and locations, history and contemporary life. The film revolves around the notion of a sense of place and stories associated with place, reflecting on the subterranean traces of the past in the present and probing themes such as the impact of colonialism, emigration, the famine, land, housing and the place of art in society. Making extensive use of archive from RTÉ and the IFI, the film seeks to explore the more elusive layers of meaning that make up this country.
Screening at the Irish Film Institute for one week from April 25th 2014.