march, 2020

01mar1:00 pmKilimanjaro Mama - U.S. PremeirAlso Screening: Jill & Giles


Event Details

2019 Kerry International Film Festival - Best Feature Film Winner This is an uplifting documentary that illustrates that one person really can make a difference. Despite dealing with many challenges, both personal and logistical, Tralee native and Kerry National School teacher Louise Quill transformed the lives of a group of orphaned children in Tanzania when she was only 23! This is the story of how she became their Kilimanjaro Mama with the founding of the Tir Na nOg Orphanage in 2007. View Kilimanjaro Mama Trailer. Directors Statement: This film project developed from an idea to help raise awareness to the plight of children in this area of Tanzania. In doing so we tried to balance telling the story of this remarkable young woman’s journey, the children's story and aspirations and demonstrate day to day truths of managing an organization aimed at alleviating their plight. 2019 | 73 mins
  • Director: Malcolm Willis
  • Producer: Brian Hurley
An orphanage founded ...on sheer determination, grit and more importantly, love. —Tralee Today
We are delighted to welcome director Malcolm Willis and producer Brian Hurley to the festival.

Also Screening

Jill & Giles
2019 | Alison Bryne | 14 mins Jill and Giles is the fascinating story of an English couple who have spent 20 years living and working on a boat with half of that time being spent on the River Shannon in Ireland. View Jill & Giles Trailer
  • Producers: Alison Byrne, Eoin O’Donoghue
We are delighted to welcome Alison Bryne to the festival.