Cairn G

In the days around the summer solstice each year, the light of the setting sun enters the burial chamber of Cairn G, a Neolithic passage tomb in the northwest of Ireland.

Locals traditionally climb the mountain at Carrowkeel to the tomb to witness the event, and in recent years it has also attracted curious visitors from far and wide. People take turns to enter the tiny burial chamber to experience the phenomenon, each in their own way.

The video was recorded over two hours in the dying light of June 21st, 2019.

 

Sample video:

2019 ETNOFF Festival of Ethnographic Film. Skopje, Macedonia

2019 Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival, Cork, Ireland