Isobel draws our attention to an absolutely gripping documentary called the Holy Show on BBC NI earlier this week. It’s a re-visiting of a film that the maker Alison Millar put together as a student over several months of Father Michael Clearey, his housekeeper and her son. It turns out the boy was also the preist’s son. It’s quietly powerful (possibly because of the naivety that Isobel mentions of the earlier film) and even though it was only 1991, it has the feel of an age that is strangely distant. It’s an Ireland that in a few short years would change, and change utterly. Best to grab it while it’s still available online.
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