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VIDEO: Emmy winning writer, film maker and actor Alan Cooke is looking for support for an “epic documentary” about Ireland’s past, present and future entitled The Spirit of Ireland.

Thu, Feb 2, 2012, 08:45

   

“We will all stand at the edge of this precipice and watch them leave forever. And our shame must burn in the fuel of our unity…”

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Emmy winning writer, film maker and actor Alan Cooke is looking for support for an “epic documentary” about Ireland’s past, present and future entitled The Spirit of Ireland.

“It is an examination of our identity, and a celebration of our culture, our old myths, and an attempt to reignite what we have forgotten,” he says. “Emigration will be part of that. I will be interviewing big stars and also people leaving and people who are away, as well as a cross section of the nation.”

Cooke’s last film Home was about his “odyssey in New York City”, with Liam Neeson, Mike Myers, Susan Sarandon and Woody Allen.

For more information about The Spirit of Ireland and how you can support the production, see www.thespiritofirelandfilm.com.

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