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Fascinating Irish documentary could be nominated for an Oscar

A fascinating Irish documentary could be set for Oscar glory as it is in contention to be nominated for an Academy Award in 2017.

Older than Ireland is a film that looks at the lives of 30 Irish centenarians and how the country has changed during their lifetimes.

The film was directed by award winning filmmaker Alex Fegan.

Older than Ireland documentary could be nominated for an Academy Award

Throughout the years 2016-2023, Ireland will be commemorating the 100-year anniversaries of some of the most important events in Irish history, such as the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War.

Fegan made his film by interviewing people who were born before 1916 – and would have lived through the events that shaped the Ireland we know today.

It is a fascinating film and would be well worthy of an Oscar nomination. It is one of 145 films that are eligible to be nominated.

To be eligible a film must have been shown for at least a week at movie theatres in New York or Los Angeles. Older than Ireland was shown multiple times in New York as well as in other parts of the US and Canada.

The 145 films will be whittled down to the final nominations which will be announced on 24 January 2017, with the awards taking place on 26 February at the Dolby Theatre.

Take a look at the trailer for Older than Ireland below.

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