A Quaker ‘eco-film’ in which Irish Friends talk about their sustainability testimonies premiered at Ireland Yearly Meeting.
A Quaker ‘eco-film’ in which Irish Friends talk about their sustainability testimonies premiered last month at Ireland Yearly Meeting.
Quakers: The Spiritual Journey of Earthcare, which was created from almost two dozen contributions, was shown at the gathering on 19 July in Limerick. Since then the film has been uploaded to the newly-created Irish Quakers YouTube Channel, as well as the Quakers Ireland Facebook page, where it was viewed more than 2,500 times in the first week.
The video has also been shared by the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), as well as its Europe & Middle East Section (FWCC-EMES), the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) and The Irish Times.
Brían Ó Súilleabháin, who edited the film, told the Friend: ‘The enthusiasm the film received from the beginning was extremely strong. By the beginning of June I had received submissions from Friends of different ages and backgrounds from all over Ireland.
‘In total, I had nearly an hour’s worth of footage… filled with insightful views and touching concerns on the spiritual aspects of sustainability. I am truly thankful to everyone who submitted a video for the project.’
Brían Ó Súilleabháin said that not every minute of the footage could be used due to editing constraints. The film is now ‘an easy-to-watch’ seven minutes.
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