Hint of the Sea in the Breeze at Steamboat Quay: Olive Broderick Interview

Details

Location

Downpatrick, kilkeel, North Coast

Year

2017

Source

Produced as part of Britain on Film: Coastal

Format

colour

Length

03min 30sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Dáithí McGibbon., National Museums Northern Ireland, TACA Works

Rights Holder

National Museums Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

The poet Olive Broderick was commissioned to respond to the moving image content of Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive in the creation of new work.

She was asked to create work exploring our profound relationship with the coast and sea – its impact on Northern Irish society and culture, and how the coastal experience continues to shape how we live, work and dream.

Here, Olive discusses the process of researching and writing the poems and the experience, as a poet, of working with archive film. 

 

Notes

Olive Broderick is a recipient of the Hennessy X.O. Literary award and currently featured as one of Lagan Press’s 12Now up-and-coming literary talents.  She is recognised as one of the brightest voices in contemporary Northern Irish poetry.

'Darkhaired', a pamphlet, and her recently launched full collection 'Night Divers' are published by Templar Poetry'.

The film features the following excerpts of archive material, all courtesy of National Museums Northern Ireland:

Angling in Northern Ireland (1959) / Viking Invasion at Kilkeel Festival (1963) /  Beauty to Last (1969) / Bangor Square Dancing (1950) / Lammas Fair (1964) / Prawn Festival (1962) / Boat Trip to Rathlin (1957) / Idyllic Images of Northern Ireland (1957)

Credits

Produced, Directed and Edited by TACA

Music composed by Dáithí McGibbon

Audio recording courtesy of Peter Carson, NMNI.

Filmed at the Ulster Folk & Transport Musuem.

Created as part of the BFI's Britain on Film project 

Links