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IRELAND ON SUNDAY: AN DUBH INA GHEAL

Director: Paula Kehoe

53 minutes, 2013, Colour, Digi-beta


Director Paula Kehoe will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.

This new documentary explores the existence of a new colonial identity in Australia, that of the Indigenous Irish Australian, proud to be Aboriginal and proud to be Irish. However colonial history has had devastating consequences for indigenous Australians, and poet Louis de Paor explores how the Irish, as white Australians, were also complicit in the dispossession of the Aboriginal people.

At the heart of this exploration is the story of the Stolen Generations: mixed race children, many of Irish heritage, who were taken away from their families to be assimilated. Weaving social and personal history with poetry, An Dubh ina Gheal is the hidden story of the Irish in Australia. 

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