Irish Film Institute -4TH ACT (IRISH FOCUS)



74 mins, 2017, Ireland, Digital

This film screened on Friday 27th October 2017.

In celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, we present a powerful documentary telling the story of the displacement of a Dublin working class community through the film and video archives of the community itself.

Drawing on hundreds of hours of local material from the past thirty years, the film explores themes of loss, community, hope and defiance as the residents of Ballymun watch their familiar landscape and way of living vanish over the course of two decades. The film shows Ballymun’s iconic high-rise landscape as a space of togetherness, hope, and community activism, but also as a site of anguish and despair.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with director Turlough Kelly and producer Andrew Keogh.

(Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn)

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