'Uisce Beatha' is a heartbreaking short film about an Irish father and son, a ticket for the Titanic, and one amazing twist of fate.
Released in 2015, 'Uisce Beatha,' which translates directly to “water of life” (and is the Irish for whiskey), tells the true story of an Irish father and son in 1912.
When Tom says goodbye to his father and heads off to Queenstown to board his ship for America, they’re both certain it will be the last time they see each other. So many sons and daughters who left during this time never saw their families again.
The official description of the film is as follows:
"Set in 1912, 'Uisce Beatha' (Gaelic for Whiskey or Water Of Life) is the true story of Tom, a young Irish man who leaves his home in rural Ireland to cross the ocean on the ill-fated 'Titanic'. But a night of celebration beforehand results in a twist that will affect Tom's fate drastically..."
“Uisce Beatha,” by filmmaker Shaun O'Connor, has snapped up awards and accolades throughout Ireland and across the globe.
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* Originally published in 2015.