The Sea, Is grá geal mo chroí, was screen today in a private preview at Clonakilty Hospital for the makers and contributors of the film. The short film is a poetic reflection of life on the West Cork coast – adventure, neutrality, caution and fear – remembered by residents of Clonakilty Community Hospital.
A discussion followed the screening with songs remembered from the making ‘we are looking forward to releasing the film for public screening in May’ said Arts for Health Programme Manger, Justine Foster who attended the event.
The Sea, Is grá geal mo chroí was a three-month project with residents of Clonakilty Community Hospital, filmmaker Aoise Tutty Jackson and artist Sarah Ruttle that began in autumn 2019. The film was first screened at the hospital in February 2020 and an online launch took place on 9 April.
This project, delivered as part of the Arts for Health Partnership Programme, was a complex collaboration between the artists and participants, where the artists endeavoured to include the participants’ hand and voice in every aspect of the decision-making process throughout the development of the work. The resulting film is a poetic reflection on life on the West Cork coast – adventure, neutrality, caution and fear – as remembered by the residents of Clonakilty Community Hospital.
Residents of Clonakilty Community Hospital working with Aoise Tutty Jackson and Sarah Ruttle
Editor: Aoise Tutty Jackson
Music: Fiona Kelleher