Saturday 23 September 2017 | 15.00

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 View map

Moira Sweeney

Tickets: Moira Sweeney (15:00)

On Saturday 23rd September the port | river | city project moves indoors to the Irish Film Institute on Eustace Street

Event Details

On Saturday September 23rd 2017 aemi & Cliona Harmey present two screening programmes as part of port | river | city . These first of these two screening programmes, features work by Irish artist, filmmaker and researcher Moira Sweeney which examines the interplay between the sea, city, and industry and allow us as audiences to access a wholly new set of rhythms particular to port environments.

SEPTEMBER 23RD (15.00)

70 minutes, 2017, Ireland, Digital

In this lyrical portrait of working life filmed on Dublin’s docks, a pride emerges within the stories and memories of the custodians of the port. As the film moves through discrete yet interconnected hubs of activity, filmmaker Moira Sweeney narrates her reflections on the evolving picture of a vibrant, transforming port life. Recurring themes include a nostalgia for lost communal tradition and solidarity, the precarity of seafarers’ lives and the complexity of a global digitalised structure which controls ship movement into and out of ports.

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A second IFI screening will take place at the IFI on Saturday September 23rd at 12:30 when we will screen three of Peter Hutton’s films from 16mm. For more details click here

Discount ticket to attend both IFI screenings available for €14 for members and €15.50 for non-members. See or visit IFI Box Office for further details.