Celebrating Traveller Pride Week 2018:
Date: Thurs 7th June. Venue: The Hunt Museum Time: 11am
“Irish Travellers on film Through the Decades.”
As part of Traveller Pride Week 2018 Minceirs Whiden, Mid West Traveller Primary Healthcare Network, Tipperary Rural Travellers Group are pleased to have the opportunity to show this unique film “Irish Travellers on film Through the Decades”.(51mins) This film portrays the changes that have taken place within the Irish Traveller Community over the last 70+ years.
“Irish Travellers on film Through the Decades” is a film that was created by Minceirs Whiden (Cant for Travellers), Ireland’s only all Traveller forum and The Irish Film Institute as part of Traveller Pride 2017. This film was collated from the collection of film footage held by the Irish Film Institute from 1940’s to the present day.
The film will present Traveller heritage as it was recorded over the past 7 decades, and will explore how that heritage was represented in fiction and non-fiction film.
It will include amateur films from the 1940’s showing a well- attended Traveller memorial in Galway, ethnographic films from the 1950’s recording bygone Traveller crafts, tourist films from the 1960’s celebrating the nomadic Traveller lifestyle, films about Traveller’s rights, and recent films about contemporary Traveller culture. The film will also include fictional representations of Travellers from the 1950’s to the present day.
This is a free event and all welcome