Irish Film Screening – Explore, Dream, Discover Together – Ireland and Japan

Explore, Dream, Discover Together – Ireland and Japan will be screened on Wednesday, November 18th as a part of the Irish Popcorn! series for Solas Nua.

Explore, Dream, Discover Together – Ireland and Japan is a 2020 documentary and visual art piece co-created by Raodhmann Mac Murchaidh and Jessop Petroski.

“COVID 19 has been a unique ordeal for much of the world, and as we begin to step out from under its shadow Explore, Dream and Discover Together is a platform for people to discover new places despite our inability to travel and engage with one another in person.” 

Led by Belfast born but Tokyo living Raodhmann Mac Murchaidh and Ohio-born Irish American Jessop Petroski, creative collaborators from Japan, Ireland, and America come together to tackle our lockdown-affected comfort zones to connect Japan with Ireland, her people, and places with creativity and technology.

Featuring Run”, by Akira Miyanaga – An audio-visual abstraction of Ireland’s natural landscapes and profound culture, created with the help of filmmaker Alasdair McBroom. Join Akira, as he experiences one of the oldest cultures in Europe, Ireland.

This free event is being co-hosted by NYU DC, and the screening will be facilitated via Zoom.

The post-film discussion will feature:

  • Jessop Petroski and Raodhmann Mac Murchaidh, co-creators of this unique international collaboration.
  • Author and former Irish diplomat Paul Murray as moderator for the discussion.

Introduction by Solas Nua’s Kate Meenan-Waugh