Celtic Media Festival 2018
2-4 May 2018 2-4 May 2018

A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats

Written by Bob Geldof and historian and Yeats scholar Roy Foster, this landmark two-part documentary examines WB Yeats' life and work in the context of the cultural revolution that preceded 1916. Yeats led the way in imagining a new, proud, strong Ireland into being after the Famine – and how, after centuries of colonial oppression, he gave the people of Ireland back a story they could believe in and fight for.



Festival
Douglas 2017
Title
A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats
Entry Category
Arts
Produced By
Peninsula Television for RTÉ and BBC
Production Partners
BBC
Broadcaster
RTE TV