Directed, filmed and edited by Paul O’Reilly
A documentary, currently in post-production, on the life and travels of poet Eamonn Wall.
The clip below is entitled From the Sin-é Café to the Black Hills: Notes on the New Irish, written and read by Eamonn Wall.
It was selected for the Galway 30 Minute Film Festival, as part of the 2013 Galway Film Fleadh.
Taken from the book of the same name, published back in 1999, Colum McCann wrote of Eamonn then, “Wall has disguised himself as a literary river sweeping between Manhattan and the prairies, taking on all sorts of landscapes as he goes”.
In this clip Eamonn refers to his father and an Ireland of the 1980s, when Eamonn emigrated to New York, and yet its language and subject matter are still so relevant today.