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Award-winning filmmaker and writer Kevin Toolis at Huston School of Film & Digital Media | 2.30pm, Thursday, 26 October

“The Wonders of the Irish Wake and other Adventures in the Screen Trade.”

BAFTA award-winner (for his ethical thriller, Complicit (2013), Toolis has also been nominated for an Emmy for his documentary Cult of the Suicide Bomber (2006), an extraordinary examination of the origins and motivations of the modern-day suicide bomber. His books include Rebel Hearts concerning the IRA and he has contributed as a journalist to the New York Times, the Observer and the Guardian. His drama The Confessions of Gordon Brown was staged on the West End in London in 2013.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson published his most recent this year My Father’s Wake, a moving meditation on death and a celebration of the traditional Irish way of mourning the dead.

The event is organised by Aonad Léann na Cumarsáide, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge and the Huston School of Film and Digital Media.

Everyone is welcome!

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Labhróidh an scríbhneoir agus an scannánóir, Kevin Toolis i Scoil Scannán agus Meán Digiteach Huston, inniu Déardaoin, 26 Deireadh Fómhair 2017 ag 2.30pm:

“The Wonders of the Irish Wake and other Adventures in the Screen Trade.”

Cuirfidh Aonad Léann na Cumarsáide, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge i gcomhar le Scoil Scannán agus Meán Digiteach Huston an ócáid i láthair.

Buaiteoir BAFTA é Kevin Toolis, ainmníodh a scannán faisnéise, ‘Cult of the Suicide Bomber’ le haghaidh gradam Emmy. Scríobh sé an leabhar ‘Rebel Hearts’ faoin IRA agus tá obair iriseoireachta déanta aige don New York Times, an Observer agus an Guardian. Léiríodh a dhráma stáitse, ‘The Confessions of Gordon Brown’ i Westend Londain. D’fhoilsigh Weidenfeld & Nicolson an leabhar is déanaí uaidh, ‘My Father’s Wake’ . Rugadh Kevin Toolis i nDún Éideann do thuismitheoirí Éireannacha agus d’fhreastal sé ar Ollscoil Dhún Éideann.

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