“I was in jail for four and a half years.
When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice,
but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.”
Iranian Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I was blessed yesterday to have spent a magical Sunday in the inspirational landscape of Connemara with one of my cinematic heroes; Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf; visiting the Galway Film Fleadh.

(Pictured here with two of my other moving image heroes Fergus Daly & Paula Kehoe).

If you haven’t seen any of Makhmalbaf’s films watch them now (http://makhmalbaf.com/) – they will restore your faith in the multi-faceted wonder of being alive – truly alive – and the enduring vitality of the human spirit!