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Radharc: Manners in Church

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Category:
Irish Culture, History, Entertainment
Producer:
Radharc
Duration:
6mins 1sec
Year:

1962
Language:
English
Technical:
4:3, 16mm, B&W

This quietly humorous instructional film from the Radharc series shows church-goers how to behave courteously and correctly in church. It cautions against unpunctuality,  noisy entrances, inappropriate attire; loud whispering of prayer and skulking at the back of the church, smoking outside to the commonplace skulking at the back of the church. The film is testament to the capacity of the Radharc team (comprised at that time exclusively of priests) to poke gentle fun at the church and at church-goers.

Radharc was an independent production company established by Father Joe Dunn, Father Desmond Forristal and other like-minded priests to make programmes for television and non-theatrical exhibition.  Between 1961 and 1996 they made over 400 films in 75 countries on social, political and religious issues. To see more of The Radharc Collection click here

With kind permission of The Radharc Trust.

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Credits:
Director - Joe Dunn
Production Team - Joe Dunn, Sean Dunn, William Fitzgerald, Donal Flavin, Desmond Forristal, Peter Lemass, Con O'Keefee