‘Through the Cracks’ is a short social issue documentary exploring the challenges faced by Irish families living in emergency accommodation. Created with the intention of drawing attention to the personal stories of the Irish housing crisis, it featured three mothers and their young children.
Producers: Ingrid Casey / Bold Puppy
Released directly online, the piece has reached over 75,000 views on Facebook and 11.3 thousand views on Vimeo. The film was featured and written about in the Irish Times, the Irish independent, the Cork Examiner, and a variety of other national publications.
”The film ‘Through the Cracks’ powerfully portrays the heartrending personal stories of Dublin families who do not have the security of a home.” – Rose Conway-Walsh, TD, Speaking in the Seanad
Segments of the film were also used on RTE’s Primetime, on Virgin Media News Ireland, and on RTE 2 radio – along with interviews with some of the mothers featured in the film. Additionally, the filmmakers and subjects of the film were invited by members of government to screen the film at a special screening in the Dáil Éireann for assembled TD’s and Senators.
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