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Monday, October 06, 2014

Screening of Unbreakable : The Mark Pollock story

No doubt many of you may be aware of Mark Pollock and the Run in the Dark events which are held throughout Ireland every November.

A new documentary film is now being screened throughout the country and the one in Cork will be in the Gate cinema on Monday 6th Oct 2014.

You can book a ticket online HERE...

6 October 2014 – CORK – Gate Cinema with Q&A 
7 October 2014 – WATERFORD – Garter Lane Arts Centre with Q&A
8 October 2014 – THURLES – Source Arts Centre with Q&A
9 October 2014 – BIRR – Offline Film Festival with Q&A
13 October 2014 – GALWAY – Town Hall Theatre with Q&A
17 October 2014 – DUBLIN – UCD Cinema 

Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story...The film follows the almost unbelievable tragedies that life has thrown at Mark and his resolve to move beyond them. Unbroken by blindness at 22, Mark was a Commonwealth Games medal winner and competed in ultra endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps and ten years after losing his sight he became the first blind person to race to the South Pole, a race that allowed him to finally put the demons of blindness behind him. But then, just four weeks from the day of his planned wedding to fiancée Simone, a fall 25 feet from a second story window left Mark near death and paralysed from the waist down.

Directed by Ross Whitaker (When Ali Came to Ireland; Saviours), this moving, fascinating film brings the audience to Mark’s bedside in the acute ward of a spinal hospital; blind, now paralysed and broken. The close friendship between Mark and the filmmaker has produced a delicate, deeply personal, intimate film. Six years in the making it tells the story of Mark’s eventual rehabilitation and his mission to find and connect people worldwide to fast track a cure for paralysis, a mission which gives the audience a glimpse of the frontiers of robotics and medical science.

Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story was produced with the participation of the Irish Film Board / Bord Scannán na hÉireann, RTÉ and Rehab.


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