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Radharc: Men’s Sodality

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Category:
Irish Culture, History
Producer:
Radharc
Duration:
17mins 32secs
Year:

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

In this documentary from 1962, Fr Peter Lemass takes to the streets of Dublin to interview ordinary people about life in a large inner-city parish.

Fr Lemass discovered that, when membership of the local Men’s Sodality religious group had declined, a group of seven men took to the streets to re-engage lapsed members and to enlist new recruits. The film includes some fine panning views of inner-city Dublin filmed from a Summerhill rooftop and memorable interviews with locals about their lives and their faith.

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.

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With kind permission of The Radharc Trust.

(1996)