Screening of 'What we Leave in Our Wake'

19 Mar 2013

On Wednesday March 20th, the ISS21 Civil Society Research Cluster, in cooperation with the Centre for Cooperative Studies, hosts a special screening of the film 'What We Leave in Our Wake', with commentary by film director Pat Collins and by Professor Peadar Kirby. 


ISS21 Civil Society Research Cluster

and Centre for Co-operative Studies

Host a screening of

What We Leave in Our Wake

Director Pat Collins

Nominated for an IFTA Award for Best Documentary
Feature 2011

Introduced by Noreen Byrne, Centre for Co-operative
Studies, and followed by a discussion with

Pat Collins, Film Director


Prof. Peadar Kirby (Professor
Emeritus, UL)

20th of March, 2013 from 6.00 to 8.00pm


Brookfield Health Sciences Complex (BHSC)

Room G10

What We Leave in Our Wake is a filmic essay which unfolds as a series of
conversations on Ireland, exploring themes such as emigration, mythology,
consumerism, socialism, the place of the church in Irish life, the central role
of land in Irish history and the sense of a civic society. Combining images of
contemporary Ireland with an evocative blend of archive, What We Leave in
Our Wake
questions what persists rather than the temporary fluctuations and
trends, and talks to some of those uniquely placed to comment on how this
country has evolved.

Featuring contributions from Joe Lee, Patrick O’
Connor, Leila Doolan, Iain McGilchrist, Peter McVerry, Declan Kiberd, Desmond
Fennell and Olivia O’Leary and archive recordings of John McGahern and John
Moriarty among others.

Dir: Pat
Collins | Camera: Colm Hogan, Feargal Ward | Sound: John Brennan
| Ed: Tadhg O’Sullivan


Nominated for an IFTA Award for Best Documentary Feature 2011

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