Mountainfilm

Masons Hall - May 27, 2013 - 9:15 a.m.

Date: May 27, 2013
Start Time: 9:15 a.m.
Location: Masons Hall

Home Turf

Film Screening — Duration: 15 mins

In part because of long, systemic poverty, Ireland has managed to keep alive traditions that might have otherwise gone the way of progress. Home Turf takes us to a bog where a band of old turf cutters have assembled to work and catch up on news and banter. The laborious process to extract fuel from the ancient bog for winter fires is a tradition these men cherish, and one that is now starting to die. Nearby, an earth mover does the same work in only a few hours that took several men several days, but something essential — perhaps the foundation of communities — is lost in the process.