Then you may like to see this documentary Breaking Ground.
Michelle Deignan writes:
“Throughout the 80’s Irish women arrived in London in their droves and towards the end of the decade they made up 10% of the capital’s female population. Many of these women were not simply economic migrants but women in search of an alternative life, away from the repressive predominately Catholic culture of Ireland. Their optimism for a new life was tempered by the reality of life in London. Irish women were among the most disadvantaged ethnic and gender groups in terms of housing and employment. What the London Irish Women’s Centre did was tackle inequalities and difficulties for Irish women in London by both actively agitating for change and providing practical services to support Irish women to live daily lives. The documentary film charts the context within which the organisation began in 1983 and it’s work over the next 29 years up until it’s closure in 2012. There are 18 interviewees in the film all representing different times, situations and perspectives on the centre.”
Breaking Ground will be screened at Cork Film Festival on Monday, November 11, at 5pm, The Gate Cinema.
More about the documentary here.