* Format: DVD: 0/All (Region Free/Worldwide)
* Certification: U (Suitable for All) / G (Fit for viewing by persons generally)
* Release Year: 2011
Skellig Michael - Island On The Edge Of The World | NEW DVD (Star Wars Location)
Over 1400 years ago Skellig Michael became home to a small group of men seeking religious solitude and isolation on one of the most extraordinary locations on earth. In this short documentary we take an audio visual journey through this island on the edge of the world and into the lives of the monks that came to inhabit it. We see the remarkable structure and steps they built and their unique way of life completely apart from the wider world.
While Skellig Michael is now UNESCO World Heritage site, Skellig Michael is home to the second largest gannet colony in the world. Not only places of historical significance, the Skelligs' natural and rugged beauty play home to a variety of wildlife.
Popular Culture Facts:
Skellig Michael is featured in the second episode of the BBC documentary series A History of Christianity.
The island served as a location for the final scene in Heart of Glass by Werner Herzog.
The island served as a filming location for the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was also used for the next film in the series, Star Wars: Episode VIII. This caused concerns because of the significance of the site as a special protection area for its colonies of puffins, Manx shearwaters and storm petrels.
Skellig Michael is a major influence on the fictional Skellige in the award-winning video game series The Witcher, which features similar landmarks and islands, and the inhabitants of which share a culture and accent with that of the Gaels.
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