29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
“What happens when scientists and filmmakers collide and what stories emerge? This was the question posed by the ‘Science on Screen’ initiative and through these films we get to explore the ground breaking scientific research taking place in CÚRAM in NUI Galway.”
Galway UNESCO City of Film with Galway Film Centre, in association with CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices and Science Foundation Ireland commissioned two films for the Science on Screen 2016 project.
Feats of Modest Valour 30min
Co-directed and co-produced by Mia Mullarkey and Alice McDowell, Feats of Modest Valour looks at three individuals’ challenging physical reality of living with Parkinson’s. The film also features the team of dedicated scientists in CÚRAM, at NUI Galway, who are developing a new medical device, which could potentially halt or even cure the devastating disease. Woven together with observation and animation, the film invites us to witness the story of groundbreaking medical science taking place in Galway and the profound impact this will have on people with Parkinson’s, both nationally and worldwide.
Mending Legends 30min
Produced by James Ryan of StationHouse Media and directed by Paul Webster, this film explores the physical and psychological impact of tendon injuries amongst athletes. It also highlights the work of NUI Galway-based CÚRAM scientists who are designing a new type of tendon implant, in the form of the world’s first 3D cell assembled tendon prototype.
Presented in co-operation with Galway City of Film, Galway Film Centre, CÚRAM and Science Foundation Ireland
Admission is FREE, but a ticket is required