The Great Wall

Film Screening: The Great Wall

The Opening Night in Picturehouse Central, London

The 21st June, 2016

As part of this year’s Open City Documentary Festival, The Great Wall will be screened at the Opening Night in Picturehouse Central on the 21st June. The festival runs from 21-26 June at dynamic venues spanning the capital.

The Great Wall

Ireland/UK/Germany, 2014, 74 min. Screening 21 June. Dir. Tadhg O’Sullivan.

The Great Wall is a film by an Irish director Tadhg O’Sullivan. The film’s voice-over narrative is based on Kafka’s short story ‘The Great Wall of China’, re-imagining the contemporary migration crisis through the words of the 20th-century writer.

The Great Wall offers a new perspective on the widely discussed issues of the migration crisis. Tadhg O’Sullivan takes a step back from terrifying tales of fence-jumpers and the storm-tossed wooden boats that fill the Mediterranean with the desperate of the earth to contemplate what it means for all of us in Europe today to live behind a great wall. In an inspired gesture, alongside O’Sullivan’s troubled images we hear the narrator’s voice from Kafka’s short story, The Great Wall of China, undermining the self-serving narratives we tell ourselves. For more info and booking, please see the event website.