SPREAD THE WINGS

Despite being forced off the road in the 1980s, sisters Maggie and Nora still travel back to Connemara every summer to rekindle their connection with the land. With their caravans pulled up on the side of the road they recall a childhood spent in the area, lamenting the loss of loved ones, a close-knit community and the travelling way of life. However, their culture endures in nature and ritual; and the wings of their grand-nephew Connie.

 

 

 

 

Short Documentary – 11 min

A film by Alice McDowell ~ Original music by Moisés Mas García ~ Sound edit by Liam King
This film was produced as part of the inaugural ‘Misleór Festival of Nomadic Cultures‘ and supported by Galway Traveller Movement, Galway Film Centre, Galway UNESCO City of Film and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Official selection: Catalyst International Film Festival, Liberation DocFest.