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Anima, a film by Colm Mullen exploring death and care, will be screened at the 2017 Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival. The film was funded through the 2016 Documentation Bursary. Guth Gafa is taking place at Kells, Co. Meath from 4-7 August.

In Anima, visual artist Marie Brett explores questions relating to our understanding of death and dying in contemporary Ireland through personal accounts and interviews with scholars and healthcare professionals. The conversations span medical, philosophical, folkloric and legal perspectives, offering an insight into the intimate and privileged moments of the artist/participant encounter.

Marie’s research project Whispers? took place in collaboration with St Francis Hospice, UCD School of Social Sciences and Law and The National Folklore Collection.

Guth Gafa (meaning ‘captive voice’) is Ireland’s only independent documentary film festival. Anima will be screened in competition as part of the Short Lens Documentary Competition on Monday 7 August at 12pm in the Hangar Cinema. For further information visit


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