Re: Eire-land on Film and Video

Claudia Semper (
Fri, 11 Jan 2002 12:56:35 -0800 (PST)


I liked this recent acquisition:

The Irish empire [videorecording]
a Little Bird, Caf, Hilton Cordell production for RT television, BBC Northern Ireland, and SBS Independent.
Published/Imprint [Dublin] : Clarence Irish Classics, 1999.
2 videocassettes (250 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Originally produced as a television series.
Directed by Alan Gilsenan (episode 1,5), David Roberts (episode 2, 4), Dearbhla Walsh (episode 3) ; original music by Deborah Mollison ;
series/coordinating producer, Ritchie Cogan ; executive producers, Andre Singer, James Mitchell, Chris Hilton.
Pt. 1. The scattering ; Building the world -- pt. 2. A world apart ; Keeping the faith ; Dreams of home.
"From the origins of the 'scattering' of the Irish over the centuries, to the dreams of a mythical home nurtured by so many Irish migrants today,
The Irish Empire is a lively exploration of the ups and downs of the Irish experience abroad -- as seen by themselves, and as they are
perceived by others." --Producer website.
Format details
VHS format (PAL). NTSC available

Claudia Semper
Media Librarian
Boston College/O'Neill Library