Apples of the Golan to screen in Cork and Galway

Posted March 5, 2015 by Conor McDevitt in News
A still from the documentary Apples of the Golan
A still from the documentary Apples of the Golan

Audiences in Cork and Galway will get a chance to see the acclaimed documentary Apples of the Golan with special one-off screenings on Saturday the 7th and Wednesday the 11th of March.

On Saturday 7th at 6:15pm, the film will be shown in the Triskel Christchurch in Cork, and on Wednesday the 11th March at 8pm in the Town Hall Theatre, Galway.

Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Keith Walsh.

Annexed by Israeli forces in the wake of the Six Day War, the Golan Heights remains a fiercely contested region. For the people of the village of Madjal Shams it is still their home, but with each passing year of the conflict their continued existence becomes more uncertain. Irish directors Keith Walsh and Jill Beardsworth spent four years among the people of this fractured community, seeking to understand the villagers’ complex relationship to their forbidden Syrian homeland and the country they now belong to. An intimate portrait of a unique community, Apples of the Golan lays bare the divided souls of the people of Madjal Shams, becoming a moving portrait of a people struggling to hold on to their heritage while moving into a new and uncertain future.

Buy tickets for the Triskel Christchurch screening of Apples of the Golan

Buy tickets for the Town Hall Theatre screening of Apples of the Golan