You may remember that Snackbox Films were in touch with members of the Irish Gerontological Society last summer regarding their new documentary, Older Than Ireland. Snackbox Films thought our members might like to see the official theatrical trailer of Older Than Ireland that has been released just this week.
Directed by Alex Fegan (The Irish Pub), OLDER THAN IRELAND is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish men and women aged 100 or over. Often funny and at times poignant, the film explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland.
Reflecting on such key events as the day they got their first pair of shoes, the thrill of their first kiss, from the magic of their wedding day to the tragic loss of their loved ones, these centenarians have lived through it all. Having witnessed a century of immense social, political and technological change each centenarian has a unique perspective on life and its true meaning.
From the oldest Irish person ever on record, 113-year-old Kathleen Snavely to Ireland’s oldest man, 108-year-old Luke Dolan we meet a colourful cast of characters, from all walks of life, from the four corners of Ireland. These centenarians are our living history and these are their extraordinary stories.
The trailer is just a teaser to spark people’s interest in the film. The film will be on nationwide release on the 25th of September and the official premiere will be before that, Snackbox are just waiting to confirm a few details before they can announce the date. Speaking of the premiere, it will take place in The Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin city centre.
Please feel free to share the trailer with colleagues, friends, family, neighbours and any other groups that you think might be interested in it. We want to spread the word as widely as possible to the general public as well as those interest groups within the medical and gerontology profession in the lead up to the film’s release.