The Journal 27/01/2013

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Sinéad Ó Carroll

THE HUNGER GAMES as Gaeilge? How would that work?

Twenty-three Sixth Class pupils at Gaelscoil Nás na Ríogh took up the challenge before Christmas and came up with some impressive results.

With the help of their teacher, Lára Ní Dhonnchú, the class took three-and-a-half weeks to shoot the short film, inspired by Suzanne Collins’s popular novel, The Hunger Games.

Split into groups, the pre-teens translated the work, wrote the script and designed the set. It was then shot in the school’s environs with a smartphone.Even if you can’t follow every word, the final product is quite compelling: