About

A documentary on the life of the people of the Aran Islands, who were believed to contain the essence of the ancient Irish life, represented by a pure uncorrupted peasant existence centred around the struggle between man and his hostile but magnificent surroundings. A blend of documentary and fictional narrative, the film captures the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands.

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Directed by

Robert J. Flaherty

Written by

Robert J. Flaherty (Writer)

Runtime

76 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

ireland shark island fisherman hardship shark fishers

Lists

#386 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?