The Silver Branch is a philosophical vision-poem about one man’s journey through life which underpins a search to reconnect with nature and culture.
In this bittersweet evocation of the end of an era, an Irish farmer/poet, deeply entwined with ancestral traditions and the natural world, must stand up for all that is sacred to him when the government threatens his way of life.
It resonates with its audience on a deeper level: It is a story of life, love, family, grief, of commitment and of the struggles of modern day life, which invites the viewer to follow in mindful meditation and to take a journey into the self, leading us to a deep connection with the Earth and our Ancestral wild spirit.
2018 Winner of the International spectrum Audience Award at HotDocs, North America’s biggest documentary film festival.
‘Film making as it should be in Ireland, finding the universal in the local – with a sure footedness that is most unusual, magical..’Brendan Gleeson