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Dalip Tahil features in global short film A New Day Will Be


The short film has been shot at over 40 locations in six continents while observing physical-distancing norms.

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All over the world 16 June is celebrated as Bloomsday in remembrance of the Irish writer James Joyce. Irish embassies and consulates have come up with a global short film titled A New Day Will Be and released it yesterday (16 June).

The short film has a contemporary take on Joyce’s novel Ulysses and has been made keeping in mind the testing times the world is going through because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A New Day Will Be features a long cast line-up which includes veteran Indian film and theatre actor Dalip Tahil.

Speaking about the film, Tahil said in an official statement, “We are going through some very testing times. The short film is a poetic narration of all of humanity’s sentiment about this phase of our lives. From silence, isolation, the desire for human touch and the quest for a vaccine, through remembrance and resilience, to hope, love and finally affirmation, the film tries to capture the emotions of people across borders. I am happy to have been part of this project.”

The short film has been shot at over 40 locations across six continents while observing physical-distancing norms.

According to an official note, the other performers in the film include actors Olwen Fouéré and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor; former US Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke; novelist Colum McCann; leading European artistes Yiannis Panagopoulos of the Greek National Theatre, Peter Bárnai from Budapest, Robert Roth from Bratislava, Ada Gales from Bucharest and Üllar Saaremäe from Tallinn; Aboriginal Australian artist Daniel Browning; Japanese kimono designer Satoko Baba; and performance artist Amanda Coogan.

Watch the short film here:

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