Man Of Aran

  |  Book Tickets: 19/08/1996
  |  Buy to Own: 19/08/1996
  |  73 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Robert J Flaherty's 1934 account of the Aran islanders' struggle to wrest a meagre existence from the unforgiving land and sea. Focusing on the Dirrane family, the semi-fictional documentary explores the daily life of the people as they undertake activities such as fishing, farming and hunting. How will the islanders cope with the diminishing soil levels and the threatening ocean as they attempt to catch basking sharks?