The Field – Crá sa Chré
What happens to people when land takes a hold of them,
driving them to do the unthinkable?
The unappeasable hunger for the land is a defining characteristic in the Irish story, and in this series we explore the phenomenon of pushing the boundaries in the most literal sense. How far would you be willing to go to protect what you believe to be rightfully yours?
This 6-part documentary demonstrates that the Irish have a fascination with the land as illustrated by some of the most famous (and infamous) legal cases that have been fought over land disputes on this island.
Some 19 landmark cases are recounted with expert testimony that gives a deep insight into how our relationship with land can give rise to disputes that can have traumatic, expensive and sometimes violent outcomes. This programme gives a timely and compelling snapshot of just how deadly this obsession can prove to be.
What happens to people when land takes a hold of them, driving them to do the unthinkable? False allegations, harassment, coercion, involuntary sectioning, violent behaviour and murder.
The series was written by Sean T Ó Meallaigh and features Pilib Mac Cathmhaoill as interviewer and narrator.
Produced by Park Films & Imagine Media. Anne Marie Naughton