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Man of Aran

Synopsis
Robert Flaherty is one of the founding figures of the documentary film, and this portrait of the Herculean struggles of the Aran islanders for existence in the teeth of the untamed forces of nature also shows him to be an early practitioner of the dramatised documentary.

DVD extras: Documentary - HOW THE MYTH WAS MADE; Short Film - RETURN OF THE ISLANDER’ Short Films by Robert J. Flaherty: THE ENGLISH POTTER and INDUSTRIAL BRITAIN, (Flaherty, 1933); Outtake footage found at the Irish Film Archive; Image gallery
Language
English
Country
Ireland
Year of production
1934
Subjects
Anthropology; Film Studies
Keywords
Aran; documentary films; fishing communities; Ireland

Credits

Director
Robert J Flaherty
Contributor
Robert J Flaherty

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£11.50
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
73 minutes
Year
2014

Type
Film
Format
16mm
Price
(bfi)
Availability
Hire

Production Company

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Rank

Distributor

Name

Park Circus

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Distributor (Hire)

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

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bookings.films@bfi.org.uk
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Phone
020 7957 8938 / 8935
Address
21 Stephen Street
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W1T 1LN

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