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One Million Dubliners for Galway Film Fleadh

1 of 1 The premiere of One Million Dubliners will take place at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway on Saturday July 12
The premiere of One Million Dubliners will take place at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway on Saturday July 12

One Million Dubliners, the new Irish documentary about Glasnevin Cemetery, is to receive its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh this week.

The premiere will take place at the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday July 12.

Commenting, director Aoife Kelleher said: "Making the film, we developed a strong emotional connection with Glasnevin itself and also with our remarkable tour guide, whose stories about the cemetery ranged from the hilarious to the heart-rending.

"Glasnevin Cemetery is a magical place, the site where life and death converge and history meets modernity."

She added: "This film, which began as the story of the characters that inhabit Ireland's largest non-denominational graveyard, is really about the Irish experience of death, from the rituals in which we find solace at our very darkest moments to our unique views on religion and the life beyond the grave."

The Galway Film Fleadh runs from July 8 to 13. www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

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