‘O Gaillimh go dti an Ghraoinlainn’ –
the North of Disko documentary will screen as part of the Westport Arts Festival this weekend.
The North of Disko expedition set sail from Killary Harbour in Galway in June 2013. A team of young novice sailors battled Atlantic storms and intense seasickness on their 2,000 nautical mile journey before reaching their destination north west of Greenland. The crew lands in Upernavik in Greenland, from where four kayakers set out on a 500km sea kayak to the South, three climbers tackle a series of first ascents and a lone photographer captures spectacular images of the extraordinary scenery of ice fjords, glaciers and disappearing icebergs.
This film follows their journey into the unknown and back again and features some spectacular scenery of the Wild West coast of Greenland along the way.
The film screens at 4pm at Westport Town Hall and is followed with a Q&A with the expedition leader Jamie Young of Killary Adventure Company, photographer Daragh Muldowney and filmmaker Claire Riordan.
The documentary was filmed and directed by Galway Film Centre member Claire Riordan, edited by Pete Ray and produced for TG4 by Niamh Fagan of Lunar Pictures.