City on Screen - A series of extraordinary film screenings which examine and question our sense of home, quietly and riotously throwing into question our past, present and future. Each one of these cult films will be introduced by one of the key artists involved.
Adam & Paul : 18 March at 1pm (90 mins)
Seaview: 18 March at 3.30pm (90 mins)
St. Patrick’s Festival Film Commission Screening: 18 March at 6.30pm
Introduced by Co-Director Nicky Gogan
Date: 18 March at 3.30pm (90 mins)
An hour north of Dublin beside the sea is a bizarre looking collection of grey cement buildings with brightly painted doors, and rusting fairground rides. This is Mosney - Ireland’s Coney Island, a world fully equipped for entertainment, with arcades, fairground rides, holiday chalets.
This former holiday camp is now a camp of another kind, a holding center for asylum seekers from all corners of the globe. Here, new residents wait years for the results of their asylum claims. Once brought here, how do these displaced people adapt to this strange new environment? How does this prolonged detention affect their aspirations, their ambitions, their mental health?
Seaview documents intensely close conversations with the residents, revealing their individual stories, from the epic to the everyday. From Congo, Kurdistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Sri Lanka, we hear why people are forced to move to a country where they are total strangers and learn of the trauma of waiting – living in fear in this bizarre no-man’s-land.
Followed by a Q&A with Co-Director Nicky Gogan
Directed by Nicky Gogan and Paul Rowley.
A Still Films Production.