KERRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 15-18

Yelen; The Colours of an Artist (2020)

  • Documentary, Directing Debut, Student Film
  • 5min

You can rent & watch this short film as part of the Irish Short Films: Kerry Connection Competition or the Short Films: Documentary Shorts (All) selections.


When Jo-Anne Yelen was forced to flee her home in South Africa during Apartheid, she and her family settled in Ireland in the beautiful town of Sneem, Co. Kerry 1970’s. It was in this colourful village that she honed her artistic talents and drew inspiration not only from the place but the warmth of the people she encountered. Her vibrant oil paintings are so unique they are now world famous.

Director

Charlotte Moore

Producer

Charlotte Moore