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MAIDENS IN DISTRESS

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Category:
Documentary, Irish Culture
Producer:
Gothic Films
Duration:
8 min 36 sec
Year:

1976
Language:
English
Technical:
4:3, 16mm, Colour

This delightful film documents a trip by ferryboat to the Maidens lighthouse on the little island of Magee, to deliver essential supplies to the lighthouse crew.  Shortly after this movie was shot, the lighthouse became fully automated and the need for this service disappeared.

Roy Spence is an award-winning amateur filmmaker. For the past 50 years Roy has been making and screening a series of remarkable and sometimes eccentric films in his cinema in Comber, Co. Down. The films span many genres from sci-fi to horror to folk-life documentaries shot between 1965 and 1986. His collection of over 40 films (13 documentaries/non-fiction and 29 fiction feature films) is held and preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive. To watch more of the Roy Spence Collection click here.

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