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.
SINS OF THE FATHERThis screening will be introduced by Senator Susan O’Keeffe who was then a member of the Granada production team.
Part of the long-running investigative World in Action series, Sins of the Father exposed a series of cases of abuse by Irish clergy which had been covered up by the church. This episode pre-dates any Irish broadcast investigation and was made at a time when Ireland was still very much in denial about clerical abuse in 1992. The reputation of the church was still almost unblemished but, with the resignation in May 1992 of Bishop Eamon Casey following revelations of an affair and paternity, cracks were beginning to show. (26 minutes, 1992, Granada TV, World in Action.)
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 – Intellectual Disability, introduced by Keelin Shanley and Janet Traynor (May 3rd); Sex Traffic, introduced by Keelin Shanley (May 10th); and Making Them Pay, introduced by Sheila Ahern (May 17th).
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.