Ireland | 2018 | documentary | 75 min. Docs+Science
A captivating film haiku about the search for harmony between man and nature where Patrick McCormack serves as a guide. This Irish poet and farmer stands up in defence of a wildlife enclave, the rocky Burren Plateau, where the natural is linked with the mystical. Where does ancestral heritage protection end and eco-utopia begin? Does poetry need to give way to economics? Still, “The Silver Branch” is not an intervention documentary but one about nature which celebrates the fleetness of life.