Film Screening: Irland und seine Kinder

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 18 May 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Mountmellick Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

A special screening of Irland und seine Kinder (Children of Eire) will take place on Saturday 18th May from 12 noon to 12.45pm. German travel writer Heinrich Boll was known in his home country as an authority on Ireland and this film displays his affection for it and its people, as well as his dismay at the freedoms its children enjoyed such as late bedtimes and unrestricted cinema attendance. The film was shown in Germany and later in Ireland as part of the series “As Others See Us” where it caused great controversy at the time, even leading to one critic demanding an apology from the German government. This film – which is broadcast in English – is part of a programme of short films on Europe organised by the Irish Film Institute to mark Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union (January to June 2013).