Country of Origin
Ireland, USA, France
Director of Photography: Donal Foreman, Arthur MacCaig, Piers McGrail
Editor: Donal Foreman
Produced by: Donal Foreman
Music: Michael Buckley, Ohal Grietzer, Christopher Colm Morrin
Sound Production: Andrew Kirwan
The Image You Missed
The tangled and violent history of the Northern Irish Troubles acts as an evocative backdrop for Donal Foreman’s film about his relationship with his estranged father, the late American documentarian Arthur MacCaig. Foreman grapples with his father’s legacy through MacCaig’s extensive 30-year film archive of the conflict, describing his father as “an American in Paris making films about Ireland.” Two filmmakers born into different political moments with different political stances who shared little actual time together, but are bonded by a region, social struggle and filmmaking.
Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain.