Sun 20 Oct - Thu 24 Oct 2019
Sun 20 Oct - Thu 24 Oct 2019

75 mins – Ireland 2019 – Documentary – Dir. Gerard Mannix Flynn, Maedhbh McMahon, Lotta Petronella Featuring: Gerard Mannix Flynn

An intimate portrait of a family coming to terms with decades of institutional abuse and the impact it has had and is still having on their lives.

The film examines the legacy of Institutional abuse by the Irish Church and State over the last century. The story follows the writer, Gerard Mannix Flynn, together with generations of his family who for the first time, speak openly together about their childhood traumatic experience of being removed from the family home and being incarcerated in children’s homes and industrial institutions run by religious catholic orders. Here the children worked the land from dawn until dusk, ill-clothed, half-starved day in day out. The regime was merciless.

It focuses on the impact that violence had and is still having on them and their class. Why did this happen? How does one exit the trauma buried deep in the bones of generations? Is it possible to walk away free? And will they let you?

Q&A with co-director Gerard Mannix Flynn on Thursday 24 October.

Sun 20 Oct
1.10pm / 7pm
Mon 21 Oct
7pm
Tues 22 Oct
7pm
Wed 23 Oct
7pm
Thurs 24 Oct
7pm
A powerful evocation of an individual and a family harrowed by the suffering they endured in various institutions in Ireland
The Irish Examiner
A powerful evocation of an individual and a family harrowed by the suffering they endured in various institutions in Ireland
The Irish Examiner
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