Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Screening of Unbreakable : The Mark Pollock story...Nov 2014...Cork, Limerick, Dingle, Ennis

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Screening of Unbreakable : The Mark Pollock story...Nov 2014...Cork, Limerick, Dingle, Ennis

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. Earlier in October, there were a number of screenings of the documentary Unbroken : The Mark Pollock Story. These are the screenings for November which includes a week in the Gate cinema in Douglas.

4 November 2014 – ENNIS – Glór with Q&A
4 November 2014 – LIMERICK – Omniplex with Q&A
11 November 2014 – DINGLE – Phoenix Cinema
17 November 2014 – DUBLIN – Lighthouse Cinema Smithfield FINAL SCREENING with Q&A 
14th - 26th November 2014 – CORK – Gate Cinema, Douglas, Cork. 6:30pm

Info here:
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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