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Men at Lunch / Lón sa Spéir

By Sónta

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New York City, 1932. America is in the throes of the Great Depression, the huge influx of Italian, Irish, and Jewish immigrants has led to unprecedented urban expansion.
A photograph "Lunch atop a Skyscraper," is taken during the construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. In it, eleven workmen taking their lunch break while casually perched along a steel girder – boots dangling 850 feet above the sidewalk,  Central Park and the misty Manhattan skyline stretching out behind them. 

For 80 years, the identity of the eleven men – and the photographer that Immortalized them – remained a mystery: their stories, lost in time, subsumed by the fame of the image itself. But then, at the start of the 21st century, the photograph finally began to give up some of its secrets. 

A DOCUMENTARY BY SEÁN Ó CUALÁIN
NARRATED BY FIONNULA FLANAGAN
FUNDED BY TG4, BORD SCANNÁN NA hÉIREANN & ÚDARÁS CRAOLACHÁIN NA hÉIREANN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS MÍCHEÁL Ó MEALLAIGH TG4 & ALAN MAHER BSÉ
EDITOR DÁITHÍ CONNAUGHTON

WRITER NIALL MURPHY

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY RÉAMONN MAC DONNACHA

COMPOSER MIKE McGOLDRICK

ADDITIONAL EDITING JOHN MURPHY

POST PRODUCTION KILLIAN FITZGERALD

PICTURE GRADE JOHN TALBOT

PRODUCER EAMONN Ó CUALÁIN

 
65 MIN..ENGLISH / 52 NOIMÉAD LEAGAN GAEILGE

COLOR, PAL, ALL REGIONS 2013

Price: €15.99