Rotha Mor An Tsaoil

Director: Desmond Bell

Producer: Sylvia Stevens

Titled after the autobiography of Mici McGowan, who left his native Donegal for the United States in the early 1980’s, this documentary portrays the Irish experience in America at its harshest. MasGowans early life as a migrant worker travelling between Ireland and Scotland acts as prelude to his departure for America and subsequent track to the Yukon in search of gold. The films is narrated by the passages from MacGowans book and illustrated with footage from documentary and fiction films of the period.

Winner of Irish Film and Television Awards (1998)


Running Time: 55 minutes


BBC Northen Ireland