What: Premiere Screening of ‘Bittersweet’
When: 3pm, Saturday 25th November
Where: An Taibhdhearc Theatre
Tickets: FREE but need to be booked through Eventbrite
The Science on Screen documentary ‘Bittersweet’ will have it’s premiere screening during Science Week, as part of the Galway Science & Technology Festival on Saturday 25th November at An Taibhdhearc Theatre in Galway.
Bittersweet is a half-hour documentary directed by Hugh Rodgers and produced by both Anna Rodgers and Zlata Filipovic of Invisible Thread Films. The film captures the health system’s fight to treat the rising number of diabetic patients, and warns against this troubling epidemic facing our population. It follows the personal stories of young people who are living with diabetes and their daily struggle to manage it. Over the course of the documentary, we also discover ground breaking research and development in pharmacology and biomedical science, capturing the important work of CÚRAM’s Prof David Brayden and his team at UCD’s School of Veterinary Medicine, where they are developing new ways of delivering insulin to the body.
Hugh Rodgers is an award-winning director based in Dublin. In 2016 he directed The Story of Yes, a documentary on the marriage referendum, and it went on to be nominated for Best Single Documentary at IFTA 2016 and was commended at the prestigious Radharc Awards 2016. His work is notable for its emotive quality, finding the personal and engaging stories even within the most unexpected of topics. Anna Rodgers is an IFTA award winning director and producer, and has worked in documentary film and television for over 16 years. She won Best TV Director at the 2014 IFTA’s for her sensitive portrayal of sexuality and disability in the RTÉ documentary Somebody to Love.
Bittersweet will premiere in Galway on 25th November in An Taibhdhearc Theatre, during the Galway Science & Technology Festival as part of National Science Week.
The screening is FREE but tickets need to be booked through Eventbrite