This fascinating, multilingual documentary, produced and directed by Peter Kelly, tells the story of Irish missionaries in China between 1920 and 1954.
Besides representatives of the Columban Fathers and the Columban Sisters, interviewed in Irish (with subtitles) and English, it also includes interviews with historians and with two young Chinese scholars giving their views of the period in question.
The documentary features rare, contemporary film footage from the times of political chaos, famine, floods and wars that characterised that 34 year period in China.
An Misean sa tSín was screened by TG4 over four weeks in March/April 2017.
All four episodes can be viewed now on the TG4 Player.
For a direct link to each episode on the player click on the links below:
An Misean sa tSín – Episode 1 - Tús (Beginnings)
An Misean sa tSín – Episode 2 - Tubaiste (Disaster)
An Misean sa tSín – Episode 3 - Cogadh (War)
An Misean sa tSín – Episode 4 - Díbirt (Expulsion)
To see a preview of An Misean sa tSín click on the image below: