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Man of Aran - Preview & competition

Man of Aran

Preview by Jack Foley

IMPORTANT and iconic documentary Man Of Aran comes to DVD on March 14, 2011, in a beautiful new digital restoration.

From American documentary pioneer Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North), it is one of the most acclaimed documentaries of all time and vital piece of cinema history. To celebrate it’s release we have 3 copies to give away!

The influential American documentary pioneer, Robert Flaherty, spent three years making this celebrated film.

Life on the island of Aran in the 1930’s was hard. Families were forced to fight against the elements for their livelihoods. It was the custom of the men to await the annual migration of basking sharks.

If caught, they would provide a family with enough oil for a year, but to catch them meant setting sail in a flimsy boat. Could it protect the fishermen against the pounding force of the ocean?

The feature has undergone a new full digital restoration and the release contains a host of extra features including the documentary How The Myth Was Made and Short film Return Of the Islander, a fictional account of the true experience of an Irish labourer who returns to Aran, which captures the hardship of island life as well as the beauty and power of the sea which dominates the islanders’ lives.

Also featured are short films by Robert J. Flaherty: The English Potter and Industrial Britain, Outtake footage found at the Irish Film Archive and an image gallery.

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this simple question…

Q. In which country is Man Of Aran set?

A) Ireland
B) India
C) Iraq

Simply send the answer to Man of Aran DVD competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Man Of Aran is released on DVD on March 14, 2011.