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Patcheen Faherty in Man of Aran

Man of Aran

1934 NR

Director Robert Flaherty's first sound film is a brilliant dramatized documentary about the Herculean struggles of a community living on the remote and almost completely barren island of Aran, off the Irish coast. Before crops can be grown here, the soil has to be collected from rock crevices and mixed with seaweed. Flaherty also wrote the screenplay, and the film was named Best Picture of the Year (1934) by the National Board of Review.