This month the IFI Irish Film Archive takes its programme out and about. Coinciding with the National Museum of Ireland’s exhibition Come Back to Erin: Irish Travel Posters of the 20th Century, Dr Harvey O Brien (UCD and Sunniva O’Flynn (IFI) will present a series of travel films which were produced to attract visitors to Ireland.
The presentation will explore how films, dating from the 1930s to the 1970s, produced by both Irish and foreign agencies, highlighted different aspects of Irish culture depending on the target groups – folk parks for American heritage tourists; shark-fishing for French fishermen; traditional music for German music enthusiasts; conference centres for international entrepreneurs; and excellent roads for British motorists.
Screenings are free of charge and will take place in the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks at 2.30 pm on 18th July 2009.
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