12th Aug 2023
The Future of Hill Farming
Hungry Hill is an experimental non-fiction film produced by Fierce Quiet Films, directed by Mieke Vanmechelen and Michael Holly, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland Film Project Award.
The film documents the daily struggle of a community of sheep farmers in a mountainous region of Ireland, against the backdrop of an historical warning of ecological catastrophe from another part of Europe. It was filmed in and around Kenmare and the Caha Mountains. The mart and many local people from Kenmare feature in the film and expressed a wish to view it. Hundreds of farmers attend their local mart every week some coming from extremely isolated locations on the Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas.
There will be a film screening for 80 minutes, followed by a panel discussion chaired by Dan McCarthy (auctioneer/manager at Kenmare Co-operative Mart) with directors Mieke Vanmechelen and Michael Holly, and farmer Connie Doyle.
There will be an opportunity for the audience to voice their opinions and this event will be recorded. Refreshments served afterwards will offer the chance for social exchange and further discussion.
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