Kilimanjaro Mama to be screened again in Killarney

Louise Quill working with children in the Tir na nÓg orphanage in Tanzania

A GRIPPING documentary charting the story of a remarkable Kerry woman who has transformed the lives of orphaned and abandoned children in Tanzania is to be screened again in Killarney following a sell-out premiere during the Kerry Film Festival.

Kilimanjaro Mama not only received a standing ovation when the credits rolled at the festival but it also scooped the prestigious Best Feature Film award which is an impressive achievement for an independent production, with a tight budget, that was up against some big budget international competition.

Kilimanjaro Mama is an hour-long documentary featuring Louise Quill, from Tralee, who shares her story of why she decided to set up Tir na nÓg orphanage in Africa, what drives her and the impact it has had on her own health and wellbeing.

Documenting the journey from Ireland to Tanzania, this is the story of one woman’s dogged determination to give the children of Kilimanjaro the best possible chance to overcome the tough life they have been dealt.

It is directed by Malcolm Willis and produced by Brian Hurley and the film shines a light on the amazing children and the inspirational woman behind it all.

It premiered in Killarney Cinema last month and it will be screened again at Siamsa Tire in Tralee this Thursday night before it returns to Killarney for another showing on Thursday, December 5 at 7.00pm.

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