Tue, Feb 13|
Free Red Tent Movie Night: Finding Brigid
Ireland celebrated its first public holiday dedicated to a woman in 2023. Siobhán McSweeney, of Derry Girls' fame, goes in search of the real St. Brigid.
Time & Location
Feb 13, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
About the Event
Join us for a Free Red Tent Movie Night: Finding Brigid.
Join us as we explore the remarkable story of Ireland's inaugural public holiday dedicated to a woman. In 2023, Ireland celebrated this historic occasion, paying homage to a true icon - St. Brigid. To uncover the layers of history and discover the essence of this extraordinary woman, we are thrilled to have Siobhán McSweeney, renowned for her role in "Derry Girls," as our guide. Siobhán will take us on a captivating quest, delving deep into the legacy of St. Brigid, revealing her impact on Ireland's cultural and spiritual tapestry.
Through a series of encounters in ‘Finding Brigid’, 1500 years after Brigid’s death, Siobhán attempts to unravel the tangled threads of fact and folklore, history and mystery, to reveal the truth about this elusive woman, saint and goddess; and she asks why, in an increasingly secular and diverse Ireland, Brigid's popularity appears to be on the rise.
This documentary promises to be a soul-stirring exploration of a remarkable woman, her timeless wisdom, and her enduring influence on the Emerald Isle. Don't miss "Finding Brigid," brought to you by Red Tent Goddess, as we journey through history and myth to uncover the essence of this revered Irish saint.
Documentary Lenght: One hour.