“Mother & Baby” film screening – Friday, Feb 2
8:30pm, Campbell’s Tavern, Headford
A screening of the award-winning short documentary “Mother & Baby” from filmmaker Mia Mullarkey on the Tuam Mother and Baby home, followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and film participants.
This short documentary funded by the Irish Film Board brings us into the world of children who were taken from their unwed mothers, something which occurred on a nationwide scale in Ireland.
Weaving never before used archival material with deeply moving accounts from three of the Tuam Home survivors, the film offers a painful yet cathartic insight into the cruel business of Mother & Baby Homes.
‘Mother & Baby’ includes contributions from local historian Catherine Corless, whose tenacious work was crucial in bringing this story out of secrecy.
“I’m delighted that Mia and crew have chosen to focus on the plight of the Tuam Home Survivors,’ said Catherine, ‘and be a public voice, in the hope that justice will prevail.”
Catherine won two prestigious Irish awards in October this year: NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2017 presented her with a Special Award for Investigative Research, and the Bar of Ireland also gave her their annual Human Rights Award. In light of Catherine Corless’ recent awards, and the highly anticipated findings of the Commission of Investigation due in 2018, the film is timely in its release.