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TOMMY ORR, BLACKSMITH

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Category:
Documentary, Irish Culture
Producer:
Gothic Films
Duration:
5 min 37 sec
Year:

1981
Language:
English
Technical:
4:3, 16mm, Colour

This loving crafted short documentary follows the work of Tommy Orr of Killinchy, County Down, who has carried on the family tradition as a Blacksmith for over 40 years. From the ringing of the anvil to the smoke billowing from the roadside forge, this film focuses on his work as a farrier and shows not only the unique skill that’s required but his genuine love and pride in his work.

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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