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An Scéalaí Deireanach?/The Last Storyteller? (2002)

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Synopsis

In 1935, Seán Ó hEochaidh was employed by the Irish Folklore Commission to collect the stories and fairy tales of his native Donegal. The treasure trove of strange tales he recovered is the last vestige of the oral tradition of storytelling in the Irish language. This documentary features interviews with Seán in the last years of his life, retells some of the uncanny stories he recorded, and reflects on what is lost in our culture with the end of traditional storytelling.

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Production Company: Beson Productions
Director: Desmond Bell
Producer: Margo Harkin
Editor: Roger Buck
Running Time: 53 minutes
Format: DIGI BETA, BETA SP
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