90 & 52 min
How many lives have the birds of Lower Lough Erne saved?
Burkitt is a poetic and illuminating documentary film on the life of Irish surgeon Denis Burkitt. In his lifetime Denis Burkitt was responsible for two major contributions to medical science that has global significance today. Through this fascinating exploration of Denis Burkitt’s life and work, the filmmaker Éanna Mac Cana, reveals his own deep personal connection to the man from county Fermanagh.
Burkitt is funded by the Irish language broadcaster TG4, Northern Ireland Screen and the Irish Language Broadcast Fund. It will have its festival premiere later in 2023 and will be released theatrically in 2024.