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Lost Irish Film Recovered

By posted at 12:00 pm on July 11, 2014 1

During the production of his classic film, Man of Aran, Robert Flaherty also directed an 11-minute short entitled Oidhche Sheanchais (“A Night of Storytelling”). It’s widely considered to be the first film recorded in the Irish language. For years, all extant copies were believed to be lost in a fire, but recently, researchers at Harvard’s Houghton Library rediscovered a nitrate print of the film.





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One Response to “Lost Irish Film Recovered”

  1. Evelyn Walsh
    at 7:08 am on July 12, 2014

    miraculous– thanks for posting

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