Using both archival and recorded footage, this video installation, entitled 'The Irish Question', explores what it means to be Irish in the contemporary world. The piece consists of a projected two-channel film with a duration of 4 minutes 50 seconds that first examines footage from the Irish archives, and then photos and photographs taken by asylum seekers in direct provision. The video focuses on the juxtaposition of these two recordings, both made in Ireland, but documented and released in very different ways. A spoken narrative in both Irish and Arabic, with English subtitles, describes the story of growing up in Ireland. Examining the language, symbols and traditions that constitute a national identity, it questions where we lose an opportunity for growth by becoming more defined.
Edited by Ara Devine
Exploring the role of technology and religion within youth culture.
Directed and edited by Ara Devine