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Celtic Waves: The Flow of Irish Emigration

  "Celtic Waves: The Flow of Irish Emigration" (2002; 54 minutes), explores the effects of 150 years of emigration trends on the culture of Ireland. Filmed on location in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland over the course of three years, Celtic Waves examines four time periods: the 1840s Famine, the turn of the 20th century, the hostile 1950s, and the 1980s and 1990s with the emergence of the "Celtic Tiger."

"It also examines the socio-political, economic and psychological transformation of a culture," said Michalczyk. "We hear from economists, historians and witnesses to the various trends of emigration." Brian O'Donovan, host of WGBH's "A Celtic Sojourn," is the film's narrator. Celtic Waves was funded by the Thomas Tracy Family Foundation, the Boston Foundation and Boston College. The film premiered at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in December 2002. The film was also screened as part of the Boston College Irish Film Series in April 2003.

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Luke O'Connell
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NewYork, NY 10016-7038

For Information, Contact:
John J. Michalczyk
(617) 552-3895