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“Silence” by Pat Collins - Film Screening

Film screening of Silence (2012), followed by a discussion with the Director, Prof. Sarah O'Brien (CLCS) and Prof. Jennifer O'Meara (Film Studies). 

Influenced by elements of folklore and archive, Silence unfolds with a quiet intensity as poetic images provide an absorbing meditation on themes relating to sound, silence, history and memory.



  • Date:
    • Thursday 2 May 2019
  • Time:
    • 18.00 - 20.00
  • Venue:
    • Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin
  • Booking:
    • Booking required

About this event:

The film focuses on Eoghan, a sound recordist, who is returning to Ireland to record landscapes free from man-made sound. This work takes Eoghan to remote terrain, where a series of encounters divert his attention towards a more intangible silence—one bound up with the sounds of the life he has left behind.

About the artist:

Pat Collins is a filmmaker who has directed numerous documentaries for cinema and television. He has won multiple awards for his work, which includes Oileán Thoraí (2002), Marooned (2004), Gabriel Byrne – Stories From Home (2008), 1916: The Irish Rebellion (2016) and Songs of Granite (2017).