Eclipse Pictures will release Gerard Mannix Flynn’s feature documentary Land Without God in Irish cinemas on October 18th. The release follows a sold-out premiere at the Virgin Media Founded in 2003, the Dublin International Film Festival sets the agenda of the year with its programme of outstanding Irish and international film. where the film received a Special Commendation at the Irish Council of Civil Liberties Human Rights Film Awards.
Land Without God examines the legacy of Institutional abuse by the Irish Church and State over the last century. The story follows writer, Gerard Mannix Flynn, together with generations of his family who for the first time, speak openly together about their childhood traumatic experience of being removed from the family home and being incarcerated in children’s homes and industrial institutions run by religious catholic orders. Here the children worked the land from dawn until dusk, ill-clothed, half-starved day in day out. The regime was merciless.
It focuses on the impact that violence had and is still having on them and their class. Why did this happen? How does one exit the trauma buried deep in the bones of generations? Is it possible to walk away free? And will they let you?
Land Without God is produced by Gerard Mannix Flynn and Maedhbh McMahon for Farcry Productions, with financing from Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry..