News has been circulating that Here Was Cuba, an Irish documentary profiling the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, has managed to secure a world premiere at the UK's leading documentary festival and market Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Speaking about the film's inclusion in the June festival, director Emer Reynolds said 'It's an honour to be able to premiere our film to such a documentary-loving audience, especially on the occasion of Sheffield's 20th anniversary. We are really looking forward to screening the film there and hearing the response'.
Meanwhile, if that doesn't fill you with a sense of nationalistic pride, another Irish film will also be screened at the UK festival, and may we add in a very strange location. Scheduled to be screened in a mountain cave, The Summit documents a mountain climbing tragedy that left eleven people dead. Presumably, the makers view the mountain cave screening as a befitting ode to the tragedy-stricken climbers.
If you didn't know it before, this film festival update highlighting our illustrious film-making exports will assure you in the knowledge that Ireland's film industry gets a gold star.