SCREEN ON DEMAND + TALKBACK ON SUNDAY, JULY 19 @2pm EST
LOST CHILDREN OF THE CARRICKS
(online screening + conversation)
Directed by Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
Sligo, County Clare, Ireland
Narrated by Irish poet and playwright Vincent Woods (Dublin, Ireland)
‘Lost Children of the Carricks’ presents a timeless story of emigration, from exodus and tragedy to acceptance and integration. However, this story has a happy ending and after 168 years away, a joyful reunion.
The film tells the story of:
• The mass clearances of 28 Irish-speaking families from the Irish estates of British Foreign Secretary, Lord Palmerston at the height of the Great Irish Famine of 1847.
• The exodus of 173 famine Irish to Canada aboard the ill-fated ship Carricks of Whitehaven.
• The homecoming of Carricks descendants to rekindle the home fires back in Ireland and reunite with long lost relatives.
• A 3,000 Mile Voyage to the Far Side of the Atlantic.
• Lord Palmerston’s tenants departed a Gaelic world in rural Sligo for a Francophone world in rural Québec, carrying their music and folklore, language and religion to an emerging Canadian nation.
This program is presented in partnership with The Aisling Irish Community Center, The Consulate General of Ireland, New York, and through a generous grant from The Emigrant Support Program.
HOW IT WORKS:
Movies are presented online and on-demand. On July 15th, we’ll send you the link to the film which you can then watch at your leisure until midnight July 19th.
We'll also send you the link to the ZOOM Q&A with filmmakers which will be on Sunday, July 19th at 2pm EST .
If you purchase the full festival pass, you will receive the links to all the screenings and all the ZOOM talkbacks, and you can watch and join in wherever you like!