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Cork Traveller Women’s Network – Travellers on Film

Cork Traveller Women’s Network

are delighted to announce our new partnership with the

Triskel Arts Centre

and invite you to the launch at

Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street Cork

on Thursday, 1st Feb 11am – 1pm

with a special screening of :

Travellers on Film

a presentation from the IFI Irish Film Archive

 

(imagefrom the MacDonagh Pictures, a film by Ian Palmer)

 

The programme, which was co-curated by IFI and Minceirs Whiden, features a broad selection of footage of Irish Travellers from the 1940s to the present day and includes documentary films about Traveller funerals (1940s); Traveller crafts (1950s) ; Traveller nomadism; campaigns for Traveller rights; and contemporary Traveller culture. It also includes fictional representations of Travellers.

After the showing Maria Joyce of National Traveller Women Forum, Kathleen Sherlock of Minceirs Whiden, and Ann Burke of the Southern Traveller Health Network will lead a discussion on how Irish Travellers have been portrayed on film, has this played a part in the stereotyping of Irish Travellers, what if anything has changed over the years.  Active audience participation in this discussion is encouraged

 

Please Note: This is a  FREE BUT TICKETED event. To Book: 021 4272022 & www.triskelartscentre.ie ) 

Cork Traveller Women’s Network has retained 50 tickets for our members and colleagues from Traveller projects. NB if you would like to access these tickets, please RSVP to corktravellerwomen@hotmail.com or let one of our staff know.