Blood of the Irish DVD

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Blood of the Irish DVD

Postby Dave Mooney on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:01 pm

Well guys some of you were asking after this and subsequent to their recent IFTA win Crossing the Line Films are now releasing the documentary on DVD.

Below is the Official Press release form Crossing the Line Films courtesy of Zlata.

DVD RELEASE
OUT ON 12 MARCH 2010
WINNER OF 2010 IRISH FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS
BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES

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'Blood of the Irish'
by Crossing the Line Films
directed by Brian Hayes


Crossing The Line Films are delighted to announce the release of the IFTA winning documentary series 'Blood of the Irish', a 2 hour documentary that seeks the truth about the origins of Irish people.

Broadcaster Diarmuid Gavin travels to the heart of Africa and beyond in a quest to find the very origins of the Irish people. Who are the Irish and whose blood flows in our veins? A landmark series for RTÉ, Blood of the Irish explores the most fundamental questions about the Irish population; who were the first people to settle here and where did they come from? Why are the oldest Irish human remains less than 10,000 years old when just 100 kms away in Britain, human traces go back 700,000 years? Did the first Irish arrive overland on an ice bridge, or on a small fragile boat blown ashore by the winds of chance?

Produced by Crossing the Line Films, a veteran production company skilled at documentaries exploring history, science and adventure, the documentary is full of spectacular landscapes, cutting edge DNA studies, computer graphics, skillful reconstructions, latest archaeology and prominent academic contributors. It also includes ordinary Irish people and their own quest for their origins – including even an appearance by Daniel O'Donnell.

For all those with an interest in Irish history and prehistory, geneaology, genetics, archaeology and general Irish studies, 'Blood of the Irish' is a showpiece documentary which offers an educational and approachable view into one of the great mysteries of Irish people. Who are we; and where do we come from?


Out on 12 March 2010 in retailers nationwide
PG rated
RRP: 17.99 euro

CONTACT:

Crossing The Line Films
Barr an Uisce, Killincarrig Road
Greystones, Co Wicklow
http://www.ctlfilms.com
tel: (01) 287 5394
Dave Mooney.
Mogh Roith- Historical Living History Group. http://moghroith.org
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Re: Blood of the Irish DVD

Postby lightbringer on Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:19 pm

No, you are ok! I wont be buying a copy!
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Re: Blood of the Irish DVD

Postby finnobreanan on Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:12 pm

I pre-ordered my copy and am really looking forward to seeing it.
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Re: Blood of the Irish DVD

Postby finnobreanan on Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:46 am

My DVD finally arrived today. As I feared, it would not play in my American DVD player, but it worked on my computer, just grand. Very well done, but like many documentaries today, it takes them forever to come to a conclusion. Loved the prehistoric Irish reenactors! (Well done Dave and others).

It left me with a desire for more technical information (which I do already have), but I realize this was done for the general public. It's a good introduction and very well done.

For those who want more technical information, I really can't recomend enough the book, Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland by Bryan Sykes.

http://www.amazon.com/Saxons-Vikings-Ce ... pd_sim_b_1

This book really goes into much greater depths without being too terribly technical. I sent my MDNA (maternal line) to his company, only to find that it is the most common lineage in Western Europe! Not surprising, being the American "Mutt" that I am, I know I'm only 1/4 Irish descent, but we still have the same genes! Now to save some money and get the male DNA line done!
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