Delighted to showing my short poem-film “The Stranger” here, followed by a session of poetry and prose by Longford writers, and then I’ll be reading a few of my own poems. All welcome!
Short poem-film “The Stranger”
Written and directed by Jessamine O Connor, in collaboration with Carmel Balfe of ‘Little Gem Puppets’, ‘The Stranger’; is a short shadow-puppet film-poem about being an immigrant, here and abroad. Drawing on conversations with new resisdents in Strokestown, and our own experience as immigrants in other countries, this film reflects on the day-to-day of being the stranger somewhere. Read by Aoife Ni Mhurchada, and with original music by Helen B Grehan, The Stranger is lively, beautiful to watch, and timely.
Time: 7.5 mins.
Original poem by Jessamine O Connor, shadow puppets by Carmel Balfe, original lmusical score By
Helen B Grehan, and narrated by Aoife ni Mhurchadha.