Bob Quinn, Writer, Filmmaker

Atlantean Man

Bob Quinn (Irish: Roibeard Ó Cuinn) born Dublin, 1935 is an Irish filmmaker, writer and photographer who directed Poitín (1978), the first feature film entirely in the Irish language. His documentary work includes Atlantean, a series of four documentaries about the origins of the Irish people. Quinn has a history of protesting the commercialisation of television, resigning from RTÉ in 1969 on that basis and resigning from the RTÉ Authority in 1999 to protest toy advertising. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish Film Institute in 2001 and is a member of the Aosdána.

Photo by Hugh O’Conor

Whatever you say, say nathin.

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