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Git Was Here – A Film about Death: glór Film Season


  • Tuesday 12 November 8:00pm

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Dir: Lorcan Fox 2019 Ireland, 85 mins Ages 15+ (Some bad language, brief nudity and adult themes)

This feature documentary is inspired by the real-life story of Christopher ‘Git’ Byrne, a close friend of the director and crew. In 2016, following neurosurgery and treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, Chris (31) passed away in a Dublin Hospice; leaving behind a wife and baby son.

While honouring the life of Chris in full technicolour, the film also explores attitudes to death and grief within an Irish context. Interviews across a broad spectrum, from woodland burials and historical research to palliative care consultants and meta-physical healers, will facilitate open conversations about death, dying, and life in between.

Lorcan Fox is an Alumni of The National Film School of Ireland but has been living and working mostly in London the last 10 years. He has directed projects with The Viper, Stan Collymore and Emmet Kirwan and interviewed everyone from Pelé to Julian Assange.