Coming Home is a landmark documentary charting the journeys of five Irish
emigrants spread across four continents as they pursue a common dream of returning
to live out their remaining days in Ireland.
A film by Cathal Kenna, Coming Home explores each emigrant’s personal voyage,
tracing their initial departure from Ireland stretching right back to the years of mass
emigration from Ireland in the 50’s through to the more recent wave of departures
sparked by the global financial crisis in 2008. Reflecting on such key events as
parting from loved ones in Ireland, the thrill of arriving in new unexplored worlds,
coping with homesickness and the challenge of being separated from family and the
familiar Coming Home captures the joys and sorrows in the life of an Irish emigrant.
The film is also a love letter to a romantic vision of Ireland, its friendly people,
rugged landscapes and world renowned charm.