To highlight the high rates of suicide in the Traveller Community, to reduce the stigma associated, and to promote services equipped to support the community, this group of Travellers has written, performed, and produced a trilogy of films to artistically tell their stories. The first film in the series, “It Doesn’t Matter”, saw a unique and large collaboration of a number of groups. Among them were a group of Travellers from Ballyfermot, Finglas and Coolock, Ennis Mental Health Services, Exchange House Ireland, Turn 2 Me, film producer Pat Comer of Comer Productions, and performance artist & acting coach Sian Ní Mhuirí of Super Paua. The film was released online at the First Fortnight Festival 2021, and the group has since gone on to add a further two short films. The second film, “John Boy”, was released at the 33rd Galway Film Fleadh this July. The three films will be screened this Culture Night to promote awareness of this crisis and show support for the Traveller Community.
Time: 4pm - 8pm
Genres: Film / Heritage / Music / Screening / Talk
Features: Wheelchair accessible
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Phone: 01 872 1094