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Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Arts & Crafts, Audio & Video | 4 comments

Irish Folk Furniture’s Starring Role at Sundance

I used to worked with teens on a family archaeology project that had them digging into their past through family artifacts… not just those dull birth, death, and marriage certificates either. They asked questions about objects on a shelf, some old bling in the jewelry box, or those mysterious relics hidden in the basement. With just a few probing questions, the family tales poured out. Some 0ffered a bit of scandal, some revealed harder times, and others told a story of true love.

The film Irish Folk Furniture does a bit of that… it asks questions about the old furniture rotting in the back shed. It’s not trying to be a documentary, it’s just taking a moment to tell a little story… simple, beautiful, and charming.

The eight minute film just won best short animation at the Sundance Film Festival. Sit back and enjoy this one…
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4 Comments

  1. That was really lovely. I could watch that over and over again. A little escape. A meditative moment.

    • I enjoyed this so much!!! I’m going to transfer this to my sons, it was so enjoyable!

  2. I really wanted to share this with the folks on the website group, “Plein Eire”, but it wouldn’t work. Any idea how I could do that? Thank you. Slainte.

    • Not sure of the details of the place you’re specifically trying to post to, but usually if you copy/paste the website URL from the address bar that will do the trip.

      Or… here’s the link to the YouTube video http://youtu.be/KrfDAIqn6KE

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