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Broken Song

Claire Dix

Solas Nua brings their bi-month contemporary Irish film series “Irish Popcorn!” to Suns Cinema. The series has been at various locations around the District for many years. Solas Nua is a contemporary Irish arts organization based in DC that produces the Capital Irish Film Festival, live theater, music, visual arts and literary events. They have received the Mayor’s Award for Innovation in the Arts. Their website is solasnua.org. This is a free event with suggested donation following the film.

This month’s film:

Broken Song (2013)
70 min

Broken Song: GI, Costello and Willa Lee are street poets, hip-hop artists and songwriters from north Dublin. For these young men self-expression in the form of poetry, rap and song has become a spiritual experience. Their aim is simply to articulate the chaos that surrounds them and to fight it with their words and voices alone. Along the way it has become their identity, their religion and, as they claim themselves, they are its high priests.
In the end, the place where they live and their words are one and the same, constantly in flux, full of darkness and light. It is proof that these suburbs – that have bred darkness, murder and hate – have also inspired poetry and these unlikely artists are using words alone to fight back.
Broken Song premiered at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in 2013 where it won the Audience Award and the Dublin Critics Circle ‘Discovery’ Award.


  • 12/6 | 8:00PM