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  • Director

    Donal Foreman

  • Starring

    Arthur MacCaig

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    73 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    Ireland, USA, France

  • Language

    English, French

  • 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


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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.

Culture Ireland GB18


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