A PRIVATE screening of an acclaimed documentary was enjoyed by patrons of the Kerry Film Festival last night.
Artistic Director of the Festival, Maeve McGrath, greeted guests at the Ashe Hotel for a screening of ‘The Welfare Of Tomás Ó Hallissey’ by Turner Prize winning artist Duncan Campbell, which was filmed in Dun Chaoin.
The film revisits Paul Hockings and Mark McCarty’s 1968 documentary film The Village.
The film uses a combination of archive material and self-shot footage and is set against a visit by two American anthropologists to the village of Dun Chaoin thus mirroring The Village.
Campbell directly integrates footage from Hockings and McCarty’s film with newly scripted material also filmed in and around Dún Chaoin, which echoes key scenes from the documentary that captured the day-to-day routine of the village. In revisiting these scenes Campbell looks at some of the assumptions, ethics and misconceptions that frame the relationship between the filmmakers and the villagers.
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