Short Talks

Short Talks
Artists, activists, refugees and community workers talk about different aspects of migration and human rights. Also some longer documentaries on refugee/migration stories.

Short Talks - Baqir
Apr 9 • 5 min
‘I came from my own country just to be safe. I don’t feel myself safe.’ Baqir, an unaccompanied minor living in Moria refugee camp, shares his experiences, and his hopes for the future. *part of a longer documentary, ‘Against The Wire’, for broadcast…
Ireland & The Slave Trade
Mar 9 • 46 min
In Ireland we’re more familiar with thinking of ourselves as the victims of history - which we were - than as active participants in colonialism. But it’s an uncomfortable fact that the Irish were also slave owners, slave traders, overseers and agents. We…
Mary Elmes
Jan 27 • 46 min
The only Irish person recognised as Righteous Among the Nations for saving Jewish children during the Holocaust.
Elena Lydon
Oct 16, 2019 • 15 min
‘We’re seeing so much trauma…we’ve seen lots of young children who no longer speak.’ - Elena Lydon, a nurse from Mayo who’s volunteering in Lesvos. Currently around 1,800 unaccompanied minors on the island, people stuck there with interview dates in 2022,…
Short Talks: Lucky Khambule
Oct 9, 2019 • 9 min
‘We didn’t want this conference to be any other conference, whereby we’ve got people theorising about other people’s lives. We wanted the people that don’t have the opportunity to narrate their own stories to be able to have that platform.’ - Lucky…
Short Talks Malak Bouod
Aug 10, 2019 • 11 min
Malak Bouod grew up in Benghazi, Libya and became involved in human rights activism in her teenage years. She moved to Ireland in 2014 and was granted refugee status in 2016. [Malak was interviewed by Sorcha Pollak as part of the New to the Parish series…
Short Talks Asylum Seeker
Aug 10, 2019 • 6 min
A resident in Clonakilty Direct Provision Centre (The Lodge) explains why they felt the need to hold a protest in the Centre. (She preferred not to give her name).
Short Talks Jessica Traynor
Aug 10, 2019 • 8 min
Jessica Traynor reads Calais, and The Artane Boys’ Band from her collection, The Quick (Dedalus Press) – and we talk about the politics in her poetry.
Short Talks Asylum Archive
Aug 10, 2019 • 5 min
Artist and activist Vukasin Nedeljkovic talks about his new book (Asylum Archive), Direct Provision, migration & deportation.
Life On The Outside
Aug 10, 2019 • 54 min
Three women describe their experience of seeking asylum in Ireland; the threat of deportation, what it means to be Irish, and how they deal with racism. Elsie Nwaora, Nomaxabiso Maye & Florence Eriamantoe talk openly about their years in Direct Provision.
Islam In Ireland
Aug 10, 2019 • 59 min
Interviews with Muslims in Ireland - funded by the BAI, first broadcast on UCC98.3FM.
The Hungry Road
Aug 10, 2019 • 60 min
Home to 10,000 refugees before its eviction in 2016 – what was life like for people living in the unofficial refugee camp in Calais, France, aka The Jungle? (Funded by the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund.)
Music Is The Weapon
Aug 10, 2019 • 57 min
How politics and music influenced each other in Ireland, from the 1798 Rebellion to modern hip hop. Featuring original recordings of 1798 songs, and ‘Oppression’ - a first-hand account of life in Direct Provision. (Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of…