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Subject: [S-I] Blood of the Irish DVD to go on Sale
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 14:55:28 +0000 (UTC)
The RTE (Irish TV) did a two part program on the history of the Irish using DNA (more below). It will be released on DVD. I received the following announcement today. You can also go here :
http://www.rte.ie/tv/bloodoftheirish/ and download program notes (free). Youtube has excerpts. How to get to Youtube? Okay, grandma, you type in www.google.com and then Youtube Blood of the Irish or visit www.youtube.com ! I just checked Amazon and don't see it listed for sale there. That'd increase the number of copies they'd sale as who wants to wait for it to come from Dublin???
(Disclaimers: I do not own the DVD to be released March 12 as it is March 10th and I have not watched the TV series, being as I live in the USA, and ... I got no Y chromosome, my eyes are grey blue, I have no idea what the shape of my head is, my hair is light brown, faded out from my great grandpa Kelly -- a typical Irishman with black hair and blue grey eyes and beyond that my paternal ancestors would appear to be very early arriving Frisians to England (shot arrows at the Romans) so watch out, they're gone, but we're not ).
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Subject: BLOOD OF THE IRISH - DVD RELEASE
DVD RELEASE - OUT ON 12 MARCH 2010
WINNER OF 2010 IRISH FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
BLOOD OF THE IRISH
Crossing The Line Films are delighted to announce the release of the IFTA winning documentary series 'Blood of the Irish', a 2 hour documentary that seeks the truth about the origins of Irish people.
Broadcaster Diarmuid Gavin travels to the heart of Africa and beyond in a quest to find the very origins of the Irish people. Who are the Irish and whose blood flows in our veins? A landmark series for RTÉ, Blood of the Irish explores the most fundamental questions about the Irish population; who were the first people to settle here and where did they come from? Why are the oldest Irish human remains less than 10,000 years old when just 100 kms away in Britain, human traces go back 700,000 years? What are the origins of the darker looks of western Ireland and what are the particular genetic stories of Donegal and Clare?
Produced by Crossing the Line Films, a veteran production company skilled at documentaries exploring history, science and adventure, the documentary is full of spectacular landscapes, cutting edge DNA studies, computer graphics, latest archaeology and prominent academic contributors from Trinity College Dublin. It also includes ordinary Irish people and their own quest for their origins – including even an appearance by Daniel O'Donnell.
For all those with an interest in Irish history and prehistory, geneaology, genetics, archaeology and general Irish studies, 'Blood of the Irish' is a showpiece documentary which offers an educational and approachable view into one of the great mysteries of Irish people. Who are we; and where do we come from?
Out on 12 March 2010 in retailers around Ireland and available region-free for international customers through website www.ctlfilms.com
PG rated RRP: 17.99 euro