Directed by Paul Webster and produced by James Ryan of StationHouse Media, the documentary explores the physical and psychological impact of tendon injuries amongst athletes and visits the team of Galway-based scientists who are designing a new type of tendon implant, in the form of the world’s first 3D cell assembled tendon prototype.
Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, Sports Preseter, presents a number of informative interviews with scientists involved in this field of research and the documentary also includes the personal experiences of amateur and professional sports people. Contributors include Jessie Barr (PESS PhD Scholar) and former Ireland and London 400 metre relay runner and London 2012 Olympian and Dr. Tadhg MacIntyre (Psychology Lecturer, PESS). The documentary highlights the progressive attitudes towards scientific research in Ireland and what it could mean to the world of sport.
The documentary premiered at the Galway Science & Technology Festival in November 2016, in conjunction with SFI’s National Science Week. This new Irish language re-version of the film is funded by TG4 and will screen directly following the TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football Senior All Ireland Final.
TG4 on Sunday 24th September at 5.45pm.