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Silence + Short: The Breath of the Tundra

When? 21 June, 20:00
Birkbeck Cinema, 43-46 Gordon Square

Eoghan, a sound recordist, returns to Ireland for the first time in 15 years. He has been offered a job: to record landscapes free from any human-made sound. His quest takes him to remote terrain. Throughout his journey he is drawn into encounters and conversations which lead his attention back towards a more intangible silence, one that is bound up with the sounds of the life he had left behind. Influenced by folklore and archive, Silence unfolds with a quiet intensity, where poetic images lead to an absorbing meditation on sound and silence, history, memory, and exile.

Panel discussion with Eoghan Mac Giolla Leith (writer, actor) in conversation with Larry Sider (School of Sound)

Preceded by the short film: The Breath of the Tundra (Mikhail Gorobchuk / 2012 / Russian Federation / 26')

This is part of the Open City Doc Fest - find out more and book your ticket here.