Hunger’s Way/ Bealach an Fhéir Ghortaigh, a new film by Edwina Guckian & Vincent Woods commissioned by SIPF in 2021 and exploring the legacy of the Irish famine through poetry and images of the surrounding landscape.
Poetry, the legacy of famine and the landscapes around Strokestown are at the heart of Hunger’s Way/Bealch an Fhéir Ghortaigh, a new film by Edwina Guckian and Vincent Woods specially commissioned for the Strokestown International Poetry Festival 2021.
The film features new poems by Eiléan NÍ Chuilleanáin, Paddy Bushe, Moya Cannon, James Harpur, Jane Clarke, Eva Bourke, Pádraig MacFhearghusa and memorable work by Vona Groarke, Tom French, Kathleen Hill and Joseph Woods. Galway artist Miriam de Búrca has made new artwork for the film and it will feature music and song by Danny Diamond, Patsy Hanly, Mai Malone, Fionnuala Maxwell, John Tuohy and Mohammad Saif-Khan. The film was made in and around Strokestown Park House, the National Famine Museum and surrounding landscapes.