Film on Dublin Docks to Screen at IFI

Dublin Port

The Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar will be showcasing a new documentary entitled “Keepers of the Port”, as part of two screenings on September 23rd for “Port | River | City”, a project funded by Dublin Port Company through Port Perspectives.

The film was shot and directed by Moira Sweeney, and comes with the following description:

“In this lyrical portrait of working life filmed on Dublin’s docks, a pride emerges within the stories and memories of the custodians of the port. As the film moves through discrete yet interconnected hubs of activity, using contemporary and archival material, the filmmaker narrates her reflections on the evolving picture of a vibrant, transforming port life.

Recurring themes include a nostalgia for lost communal tradition and solidarity, the precarity of seafarers’ lives and the complexity of a global digitalised structure which controls ship movement into and out of ports.”

Tickets can be purchased here.

By: Paul O’Rourke