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C’mere ‘till I tell ya about this terrifically honest video poem about Dublin

The wonderful piece talks about Dublin’s successes and tragedies and how they’ve shaped the city.

Source: Dublin 2020/YouTube

IF THERE’S ONE thing to take from this fantastically honest five minute video about Dublin, it’s that you should leave art to the artists.

While there’s been controversy before about political interference in the Limerick City of Culture and a “corporate-style” government-backed 1916 video, this five minute video shows exactly how cultural promotion can be done properly.

It’s called Dublin You Are and is from a collection of Dublin-based artists who wanted to capture the city “through words, images and animation”.

It’s part of Dublin’s campaign to be on the shortlist for the European Capital of Culture in 2020 and is based on the words of poet Stephen James Smith.

dublin 3 Source: Youtube/Dublin2020

It shows Dublin from Howth to Dun Laoghaire and speaks about the city’s loves and dislikes as well as its successes and tragedies.

Filming is by French-Algerian filmmaker Wissame Cherfi, who’s lived in Dublin for six years, with some witty illustrations added in from the capital’s own Aoife Dooley.

Two other photographers Aidan Kelly and Derek Kennedy were (aka @dublindaily) also part of the group which made the video and scouted some wonderful locations in the city.

It’d bring a tear to the eye of even the most hardened city-dweller.

turn Source: Youtube/Dublin2020

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Rónán Duffy

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