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West Moon

By Al Pittman


This story captures all the power, laughter, joy, and stubborn resilience of those who populated the outports of yesteryear, back before they were drove from their homes by the fishing grounds to the so-called growth centres. On All Souls night every year the dead of St. Kevin’s come alive and talk to each other. They bring us back to the golden age of the Newfoundland outport. As you watch and listen, you too will yearn for a time before resettlement when these bays and coves were filled with voices of those who lived and worked and laughed and died in the glorious isolation beside the sea.

Earlier Event: 11 July
This Marvellous Terrible Place
Later Event: 13 July
As Loved Our Fathers