Film Fest – Friday 25th of March

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Wander Wild Film Fest Schedule 2022

Wander Wild Film Fest Schedule 2022

A Plastic Ocean

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time: 2pm

Duration: 21min

Location: St. Mary's Church

A Plastic Ocean documents the global effects of plastic pollution and highlights workable technologies and innovative solutions that everyone, from Governments to individuals can do, to create a cleaner and greener ocean. “One of the most important films of our time”-Sir David Attenborough.

Yellowstone 88

Animation

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time: 2pm

Duration: 6 min

Location: St. Mary's Church

In the year 1988, a fire ravaged the world heritage site of Yellowstone National Park. With over 1.5 million perimeter acres scorched, it was both the scale of this event but also its relevance to today’s global struggles with climate change that led to the studio Little Fluffy Clouds creating a “really short, animated documentary.” Within, the team took an original poem titled ‘Song of Fire’ [Betsy de Fries] and combined it with animated animals, vivid depictions of the cosmos and an original score by Dublin man Mark Murphy. A reminder of the destruction caused by the fires in Killarney National Park in 2021. 

Viacruxis

Animation

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time: 2pm

Duration: 11 min

Location: St. Mary's Church

There are times when a mountaineering expedition turns into an absolute nightmare—even if you reach the summit and sometimes because of it. Fortunately, our two stalwart mountaineers are unaware of what lies ahead of them on this tour. They wordlessly fight their way through snow and ice but never lose sight of their target, even through the thickest fog and falling rocks. Just as the summit photo op comes into view, their expedition takes an unexpected turn. Viacruxis is a thoughtfully animated stop-motion film about the obstacles one must face on the mountain— big and small.

Brit Rock Film Tour ’19

The Big Deal Brit Rock

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time:3pm

Duration: 12Mins

Location: St. Mary's Church

An action packed profile of one of the UKs strongest female boulderers on roack, Frances Bensley. As a relative newcomer to rock, the film charters Frances’ 12 month journey on some stunning and increasingly hard problems as she makes an extraordinary rise to a world class level. Beautifully filmed, this featurette revels in Frances’ refreshing approach to bouldering all the while accompanied by her enthusiastic and entertaining sister Alice.

A Dream of White Horses

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time:3pm

Duration: 8Mins

Location: St. Mary's Church

A celebration of one of the UKs most impactful climbers, Edwin Drummond. The film pays tribute to his life with a look at the historic first ascent of what’s now considered to be one of the worlds greatest trad multi pitches @A Dream of White Horses”. Located on the spectacular cliffs of Gogarth, the ascent was made by Ed Drummond & Dave Pearce in 1968. We bring the ascent to life through a reenactment with James McHaffie and Lex Pearce (Daves son). They are accompanied by Daves poetry which was as big part of Ed’s life as climbing. The two blend together beautifully in this atmospheric tribute to a man who changed the climbing scene forever.

Nightmayer

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time:3pm

Duration: 6Mins

Location: St. Mary's Church

A celebration of one of the UKs most impactful climbers, Edwin Drummond. The film pays tribute to his life with a look at the historic first ascent of what’s now considered to be one of the worlds greatest trad multi pitches @A Dream of White Horses”. Located on the spectacular cliffs of Gogarth, the ascent was made by Ed Drummond & Dave Pearce in 1968. We bring the ascent to life through a reenactment with James McHaffie and Lex Pearce (Daves son). They are accompanied by Daves poetry which was as big part of Ed’s life as climbing. The two blend together beautifully in this atmospheric tribute to a man who changed the climbing scene forever.

Climbing Blind

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time:3pm

Duration: 58Mins

Location: St. Mary's Church

The climbing film set for as big an impact as its story is a 60 minute documentary directed and produced by Alastair Lee, in association with Montane. Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. At four years of age, Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas’ cells. At age 20, Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2 % field of view. A life-long climber, Jesse can more than hold his own, both lead-climbing classic routes that would challenge fully sighted climbers with his sight guide and fiancee Molly, to competing in world cup events (4th in 2019). As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his condition, Jesse only takes on bigger challenges and in “Climbing Blind” attempts to be the first blind person to make a ‘non-sight’ lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland. 

Living the Change

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time:5pm

Duration: 1hr 25mins

Location: St. Mary's Church

Living the Change is a feature-length documentary that explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson have brought together stories from their travels, along with interviews with experts able to explain how we come to be where we are today. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, Living the Change offers ways we can rethink our approach to how we live.

The Lost Sky Train

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time: 7pm

Duration: 17mins

Location: Killarney Plaza

The Lost Skytrain is a short documentary about the disappearance of a WW2 Plane in December ’43. Subsequently the Douglas C-47 Skytrain and the bodies of Five men were found by two local farmers almost two months after they crashed in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. Locals share their memories of the event and the aftermath that shook the community of Meallis at the foot of the Mountains.

Hatchets & Hope

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time: 7pm

Duration: 5mins

Location: Killarney Plaza

This charming short documentary film introduces the Killarney Mountain Meitheal, an intergenerational group of volunteers in south Kerry, Ireland. Each week they hike out to protect some of Ireland’s last surviving woodland forests and south Kerry’s rare ecosystems from the alarming spread of Rhododendron ponticum. Despite its beautiful purple flower, the infestation of this strain of rhododendron is lethal to the local biodiversity. With the spectacular backdrop of the mountains of south Kerry, we see the community working to eradicate these invasive plants and stop their advance. This inspiring film is about camaraderie, commitment, and the astounding results a small group of passionate nature lovers have achieved.

One Breath around the World

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time: 7pm

Duration: 13mins

Location: Killarney Plaza

In an incredibly unique and beautiful short film record breaking French free diver Guillaume Néry takes you on an underwater journey around the world. With visuals as impressive and inspiring as the near superhuman talents he displays, this video will take your breath away.

1000km of Chaos

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

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Time: 7pm

Duration: 10mins

Location: Killarney Plaza

Kevin Leahy is an ultra runner. He races for long distances, for days on end. He is relatively new to the scene but has made his presence known. Amongst other top ten finishes, he was the fastest runner over the line in the coldest and toughest 100 mile race in the world, in Canada. They didn’t know who he was when he entered; they know exactly who he is now.

Kevin set himself a challenge to complete 1000kms of competitive running in 6 months. The pinnacle: The Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra, the 700km, big brother of the race he won in 2019. Temperatures can dip as low as – 50 °C, travelling on foot, dragging everything required behind him on a sled, day and night, suffering from sleep deprivation and hallucinations, hungry, cold and exhausted, the race poses a very real threat to his heath and his safety. And there is no prize money, or fame. Then Covid-19 happened, and that race was cancelled, along with pretty much every major running race in the world. So with 6 months of filming completed, 1000km of Chaos came to an bitter end with little hope in sight.

In 2021 the clock was reset. Starting with an exciting fastest known time attempt across the highest and hardest (un)known run in Ireland, The Iveragh Traverse. Culminating in 2 x 500Km Arctic Ultra Races in The Yukon and Swedish Lapland respectively, 3 weeks apart. With unique access to this crazy world, this is the story of what it takes, for an amateur Irish Ultra Runner, to keep the faith and the fitness, during a crisis; As the world shuts down, border by border, town by town.

Join us at the Wander Wild Festival.  Be intrigued and enthralled by the determination alone that it takes to take on this massive feat!

All proposed events will be subject to Public Health Guidance on Covid 19. In line with this, the wearing of face coverings is recommended in large outdoor events.