A BOATLOAD OF WILD IRISHMEN

By Mac Dara O'CURRAIDHIN

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Documentary - Completed 2011

A biographical profile of pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, renowned as the "father of documentary" and who's films include classics such as "Nanook of the North", "Moana", Man of Aran and "Louisiana Story".

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Historical
    • Countries
    • IRELAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mac Dara O'CURRAIDHIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Brian WINSTON
    • Producer(s)
    • Mac Dara O'CURRAIDHIN (LMDOC), Brian WINSTON (Minerva Productions), Andrew DEPTFORD (Bright Spark Studios), Alan MAHER (Irish Film Board), Micheal O'MEALLAIGH (TG4)
    • Synopsis
    • Robert Flaherty (1884–1951) was the man credited with being the father of the modern documentary after making “Nanook of the North” in 1922. He remains a big name in the history of cinema with films such as “Nanook of the North”, “Moana”, “Man of Aran” and “Louisiana Story” being widely regarded as classics. Flaherty is a controversial figure in that he was also the first to show that filming the everyday life of real people could be moulded into dramatic, entertaining big screen narratives. In the process however, there was a lack of concern for distortion or stereotyping.
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