New documentary on Irish activists

    This is Movement: People, part one of an ongoing documentary project on activism by Niamh Heery and Eric Dolan of SwanSong Films in Dublin. According to Indymedia Ireland:

    This documentary features five of Ireland’s most prominent political activists of the last decade, and explores their personal reasons for pursuing political justice, the impact that such a devotion has on their private lives and what they hope to achieve with the protests and campaigns that their lives have been tied to.

    Filmed over two years, from 2006- 2007, the film serves as both a historical document and a testament to the ongoing work that these people do. Looking back at the period now also gives perspective and space to evaluate the progress and impediment of some of the key Irish movements of the past decade. Activists featured in the film are Margaretta D’Arcy, Colm Roddy, Joshua Casteel, Ciaran O’Reilly and Vincent McGrath.



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