The Great Wall, a new documentary by Tadhg O’Sullivan, is set to have its world premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (19 – 29 March 2015) on 23rd March at 6pm at the IFI.
Funded by the Arts Council under the Reel Art scheme for creative documentary, the film is an adaptation of a short story by Franz Kafka and looks at the enclosure and protection of Europe by a complex and growing system of walls, fences and systems of exclusion
The film journeys across a myriad of modern landscapes across Europe, pausing to spend time with those whose lives are defined by these walls – detainees within European migrant camps.
Shot in eleven countries over a year, the film takes the viewer on a journey beginning at Europe’s militarised edge – Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa where Euope’s only land border with Africa is marked by a three metre, triple layer barbed fence – to the City of London and Brussels, seats of financial and political power and exclusion – and an array of locations in between.
The Great Wall is Tadhg O’Sullivan’s second feature documentary – his debut (co-directed with Feargal Ward) – Yximalloo also screens at the festival on March 28th.
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