The Ilen Film Documentary depicts the joy of working with wood; it documents the words and skills of Ireland’s few remaining traditional shipwrights, currently working on the rebuilding of Ireland’s sole surviving wooden sailing ship, Ilen.
The award comes with a prize of $10,000 from World Wood Day 2015, through their ‘Wood & Humanity’ film competition. Directed by Mia Mullarkey, Ishka Films, the documentary features the 1926 trading ketch as she draws nearer to completion and a new operational life upon the sea.
This poignant but hopeful documentary was made in conjunction with Ilen School and Network for Wooden Boat Building and was filmed at Hegarty’s Boatyard, West Cork and the Ilen School in Limerick. (www.ilen.ie)