Apples of the Golan to have Final Screening at IFI on 5th February

Posted February 4, 2015 by Suzanne Murray in News
A still from the documentary Apples of the Golan
A still from the documentary Apples of the Golan

Apples of the Golan, the critically acclaimed Irish documentary which explores the precarious existence of Madjal Shams in the Golan Heights, will have its final screening at the Irish Film Institute at 18:30 on Thursday the 5th February.

The documentary, which was filmed over five years by directors Keith Walsh and Jill Beardsworth, offers an insight into one of the most conflicted communities on earth, as it explores the dwindling Druze population in the the village of Madjal Shams. Stuck between two warring countries, the people of the village deal with their ambiguous predicament in a variety of ways, and the picture that emerges from this multitude of voices is of  a unique and vital place that is in danger of being lost forever.

The film has been extremely well received to date, with four star reviews in The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, and Entertainment.ie, and five stars from RTE TEN.

Apples of the Golan will also be touring arts venues around the country in the coming months and can be seen next at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford on Wednesday 11th February before returning to Dublin on the 28th of February for a special screening in association with the Arabic Film Club Dublin and the Progressive Film Club at The New Theatre, Temple Bar.

For further information about Apples of the Golan see the film’s official website.