Grá & Eagla is a short documentary examining Irish people’s attitudes towards our native language. It explores why it is that the majority of Irish people feel positive about Irish, yet don’t find a way to speak it in their own lives. The story follows comedian Áine Gallagher as she prepares material for her bi-lingual stand-up comedy shows, continues her journey to speak Irish confidently and faces her own insecurities head on. The film offers fresh insight into what it means to be an Irish-speaker in modern Ireland and aims to provide encouragement to future Irish speakers.
The next screening of Grá & Eagla will be in Luxembourg at the British and Irish Film Season on Thursday the 20th of September at 6.30pm in the Cinématheque.
This documentary was funded by Galway Film Centre’s ‘Dig Where You Stand’. A scheme to provide opportunities and develop skills for new documentary and film makers.