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The Force Meets the Kittiwake: Shooting Star Wars on Skellig Michael

Monday, 16 September 2019, 10 – 11am

The Force Meets the Kittiwake: Shooting Star Wars on Skellig Michael

A  discussion led by Dr Ruth Barton, Head of the School of Creative Arts, as part of the School of Creative Arts Research Forum.

This event will introduce the School of Creative Arts Research Forum (SCARF) and will feature an opening talk delivered by Dr Ruth Barton. Dr Barton's paper examines the controversy surrounding the decision of the Star Wars production team to shoot the concluding scene of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams, 2015) on the UNESCO world heritage site of Skellig Michael. Using correspondence acquired under Freedom of Information, it discusses how the Office of Public Works was persuaded to agree to this, the response of ecologists and conservationists, and the subsequent tourism influx into Kerry.

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice
Event Type: Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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