Disability: 55 minutes, 1999, Colour, Digibeta; Legacy: 55 minutes, 1999, Colour, Digibeta

States of Fear: Disability
This programme focuses on the experiences of the thousands of children who grew up in hospitals, and institutions for the blind, the deaf, and for those with learning and physical disabilities. A deeply disturbing pattern emerges of serious abuse of these most vulnerable children.

States of Fear: Legacy examines the much more recent (at the time of broadcast in 1999) experiences of children consigned to institutional care in Ireland, and reveals patterns of abuse and secrecy relatively unchanged since the dark days of the industrial schools.

Courtesy of RTÉ Archives

Tickets: €5

This event is part of States of Fear – 15 Years On, taking place at the IFI on May 24th to mark the 15th anniversary of the broadcast of the RTÉ series, States of Fear

To avail of a €10 ticket to attend all three events on May 24th, please contact the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or in person. (Ticket not available online or via email.)

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