Cinemobile who's mobile cinema can hold 100 at each screening.will be running an inter-generational project with the recently released Older Than Ireland as its theme.This film tells the story of a selection of elderly people who are over 100 years old.
The film’s director Alex Fegan and/or a representative from Age Action will deliver a pre-screening talk followed by a post-screening reminiscing workshop between the young people and the older people.
Funded by Cork County Council the entire screening and workshop should take approximately 2 and a half hours.
The towns to be visited in Co. Cork in April are as follows:
- Cork City, Monday 11th (1 screening)
- Skibbereen, Tuesday 12th (2 screenings: 9:30am for students only; 12 midday an intergenerational screening)
- Youghal, Wednesday 13th (2 screenings: 9:30am for students only; 12 midday an intergenerational screening)
- Mitchelstown, Friday 15th (2 screenings: 9:30am for students only; 12 midday an intergenerational screening)
- Kinsale, Saturday 16th. (1 screening)
The project helps to gain an understanding of what it means to age in Ireland. It opens a dialogue between the young and old and also transcends their age gap. A lot of the centenarians in Older Than Ireland speak of how young children don’t play anymore. They discuss what their teachers were like, the games they used to play, their memories of dances, their first kisses as well as other universal subjects. There are many moments in the film that cause the students to look completely differently about their grandparents with a new sense of understanding and respect. The film also addresses the opinion that neighbours today don’t talk as much as they used to and how this can result in loneliness in Irish society.
The tour also wants to focus on the opportunities it gives the older generation in Co. Cork to reminisce openly on what life was like in their community growing up. It is hoped that the documentary will kick start some fascinating discussions and sharing of lived experiences. The engagement created by this tour can only be extremely healthy for society as a whole.
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