The Fisherman

Pake Walker was a fisherman for his whole life and died at sea. His son Pat climbs to the top of the high ground Bull na Mòr; from there, with the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean in front of him, he proudly remembers his father and the way he dedicated his life to the sea. Pat talks about his love and respect for the ocean, how wonderful it is to be able to navigate without a GPS and to recognize the cliffs by their Gaelic names, and of the importance of conserving this type of knowledge and identity that are now on the verse of extinction.

The Fisherman
by Tom Burke
Ireland, 2011


Tom Burke is co-founder of Areaman Productions. He studied at Trinity College in Dublin and has been shooting films since he could first hold a video camera. He has directed The Liberties, a documentary about the historical area in Dublin, a project sponsored by the Irish Film Institute Stranger than Fiction Festival. He is a member of Screen Producers Ireland and the Screen Directors’ Guild of Ireland.

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