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South African cinema premiere.

BRIGHT VISION (Aisling Gheal)

Sean-nós is considered to be the holy grail of Irish traditional music and the Sean-nós singer is the living embodiment of a tradition that stretches far into Gaelic history.

Aisling Gheal are a team of women passionately keeping Sean-nós alive and attracting young protégés all the time. Amongst them is 10-year-old Shahira Apraku who attends the local Gaelscoil and embodies an entire new generation of Irish speakers.

Shahira’s journey, the struggles of the women, the songs of the Sean-nós and the flow of the Sullane river provide parallel intersecting narrative vehicles for this documentary, yielding insights into this part of our culture and challenging some of our key contemporary notions of ‘Irishness’ in the process.

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Labia Theatre
68 Orange St
Cape Town
South Africa

Tue 11 Nov 2014 at 6:15 PM (SAST)
Tue 11 Nov 2014 at 6:15 PM (SAST)

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SOUND ON SCREEN Music Film Festival