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In the Shadow of the Glen
(Anseo i lár an Ghleanna)


Saturday, March 24, 2018
2:15 PM | Somerville Theatre 5

In the Shadow of the Glen
2017/Ireland (49 min 40 secs)
Director: Seán Ó Cualáin 

A century of continuous global change has devastated Ireland's rural communities, and vast areas, especially in the west of the country are being decimated. One such area is the village of Loch Con Aortha, a village situated at the foot of the impressive Cnoc Mordáin in west Conamara, a mountain that has for centuries been a defensive wall for its inhabitants, but which today can no longer defend the village from this most recent onslaught.

Since the 1970’s the vigour of a vibrant close knit community, and it's ancient folk culture have vanished, now life itself is dissapearing from the village to the point it seems 21st century Ireland holds no place for it in its future.

In this documentary director 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 themselves cannot save their village, perhaps they can save its heritage. 

Director Seán Ó Cualáin in person - Q&A.

Our screening of In the Shadow of the Glen is Sold Out.  
There will be a rush line. A limited number of tickets may become available five minutes prior to the screening on a first-come, first-served basis.