Join us for FREE lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive.
This month we present some of the source films from our Archive from which extracts were used in RTÉ’s States of Fear, and four television programmes uncovering neglect and abuse.
To mark the 15th anniversary of the broadcast of States of Fear, the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund in association with the IFI and RTÉ presents a series of films throughout the month and a day of screenings and discussions on May 24th.
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY Introduced by Keelin Shanley and Janet Traynor.
Observational film documenting the lives of people with an intellectual disability. One family’s autistic son suffered frequent violent outbursts. Another family struggled to rear their five autistic sons. The stories exposed the failure of the state to offer adequate support and services to the intellectually disabled and their families. (47 minutes, 2004, RTÉ Prime Time Investigates.)
Courtesy of RTÉ Archives
ADDITIONAL ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME FILMS:There will be free screenings of Programme 1 and Programme 2 on Mondays and Wednesdays respectively throughout May, as well as free additional RTÉ documentaries – Sex Traffic, introduced by Keelin Shanley (May 10th); Making Them Pay, introduced by Sheila Ahern (May 17th); and Sins of the Father, introduced by Senator Susan O’Keeffe (May 31st).
States of Fear – 15 Years On will take place at the IFI on Saturday, May 24th with screenings and panel discussions from 11.00 to 16.30.