In this film Alice Rekab uses an old family photograph, animation and a song about migration to explore intergenerational experiences of loss and (non)belonging. The film’s soundtrack is the result of an ongoing collaboration with Sierra Leonean musician Khalilu Gibrill Daneil Conteh and takes the form of a Temne lament. Temne is the shared indigenousContinue reading “Truth, Flags and Identity by Alice Rekab”
2.04.05 – An Irish response to a European wide action day called by international organization “No Borders Network”. They called for all European networks and social movements to join in the organization of a second day of action, centered upon the claim for freedom of movement and the right to stay as an alternative toContinue reading “Anti-Deportation Protest Dublin City, 2005.”
28.07.2005 – Madu Chuckwunyere, a member of MASSOB* (Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra*) speaks to Robbie Sinnott of Near FM on his experience as an asylum seeker in Ireland. He says he left Biafraland with his wife for political and religious reasons. Madu came to Ireland to seek refugee butContinue reading “Phone Interview with Madu Chuckwunyere from refugee hostel on Kinsale Road, Co. Cork after bringing Leave to Remain verdict to High Court, 2005.”
30.06.05 – The Congolese community in Galway gathered in solidarity to protest the economic exploitation by foreign investors and ineffective leadership in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Protesters demanded that the Irish government should lobby through the EU and UN to put pressure on Kabila’s (2003) Transitional government to immediately resign and to allowContinue reading “Congolese Community In Galway Protest Against Political Injustice, 2005.”
14.07.2005 – Black women seeking Asylum march from the Dáil to the Minister of Justice. This protest was organised by women asylum seekers in opposition to deportations granted by the Department of Justice and Minster of Justice Micheal McDowell of women and girl children facing reproductive abuses such as Female Genital Mutilation and other genderContinue reading “Women’s Rights and Anti Deportation Demonstration March from Dáil to Minister of Justice, 2005.”
Faith christian fellowship was set up in the Ellington Hotel, Direct Provision Center in 2001, as a response to a need for community among African asylum seekers.
09.03.06 – These images show a protest led by Somali Asylum Seekers in opposition to deportations ordered by the Department of Justice and Minister of Justice Micheal McDowell. The protest was conducted outside of Daìl Èireann, Dublin. Members of the Somali community gathered in order to oppose deportations to Somalia due to political instability atContinue reading “Somali Community March From The Dàil during Human Rights and Anti-Deportation Protests, 2006.”