Pilgrim Hill will be introduced by Richard Elliott, PhD in English Literature
Date: Thursday 15th November 2018
Time: 6 pm
Location: The Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square
News From Home Film Festival (Free Film Festival in November with drinks reception)
“The only thing worth globalizing is dissent” – Arundhati Roy
The News from Home Film Festival is an initiative created by four PhD students to explore contemporary films depicting the marginalization of cultures and individuals in the face of globalization. The festival takes place across four Thursdays in November. Each screening is free (for both students and non-students) and is followed by a drinks reception.
The second screening is the Irish film Pilgrim Hill (2013) by Gerard Barrett, which tells the story of Jimmy Walsh, a middle-aged farmer in rural Ireland. Jimmy has, without complaint, accepted the traditions that deem it his responsibility to ensure the survival of the family farm. But he is completely unprepared when forces beyond his control threaten the only way of life he knows. Pilgrim Hill takes an unflinching look at what happens to the individuals and communities for whom the modern world can find no place.
Supported by Innovative Initiative Grant and LLC Student Led Initiative Grant
Organized by Chantal Bertalanffy, Eszter Simor, François Giraud, Richard Elliott