Man of Aran

Man of Aran

  • 1934
  • Documentary
  • GBR
This documentary presents life on Ireland's Aran Islands, a beautiful, rugged, and remote locale where survival was a constant struggle. Featuring scenic shots of seaside cliffs and rocky expanses, the film, which takes a few fictional liberties, shows islanders fishing and farming in inventive ways in order to keep food on their tables. While some dramatic moments reveal a sense of narrative, the main draw of the production is the stunning scenery.


A Man of Aran
His Wife
Their Son
Shark Hunter


Robert J. Flaherty Cinematographer, Director
Michael Balcon Producer
John Greenwood Original Music