Sun 14 July | 17:00 | Pálás Screen 3

2024 | UK, Uganda | 72’

Language: English, Irish (English Subtitles)

A creative documentary film about the life of Irish surgeon Denis Burkitt who discovered Burkitt’s lymphoma – as told by first time filmmaker Éanna Mac Cana – a survivor of this cancer. Weaving the patterns and parallels between lives, Mac Cana, creates a unique experience utilising his own recordings as an in-patient, as well as Burkitt’s own extensive archive of photographs and films. This remarkable film examines the non-linear impact of trauma, colonialism and the ethics of medical work.

Post-show discussion will follow

Director/Writer: Éanna Mac Cana
Producer: Chris Kelly

Principal funder