'PAVEE LACKEEN (THE TRAVELLER GIRL)' SCREENING AS PART OF SARI'S VEC 'COUNT US IN' PROGRAMME

'PAVEE LACKEEN (THE TRAVELLER GIRL)' will be screening this Wednesday 24th Nov at the Light House cinema in Smithfield, Dublin as part of SARI's 'Count Us In' education programme for the DC VEC schools and colleges. The screening starts at 10am and will be followed by a Q&A with director Perry Ogden. There will be a number of additional places. Attendance is free of charge and will be on a first come basis.

Ten-year-old Winnie (Winnie Maughan) lives with her mother and siblings in a dilapidated trailer on the side of the road in a desolate industrialised area of contemporary Dublin. Following Winnie through several weeks of her life as she struggles with her identity as a young Traveller girl, Pavee Lackeen dispels stereotypes to offer an intimate portrait of a resilient and spirited youngster and her proud, dignified family struggling day by day against faceless bureaucracy, poverty and prejudice.
Pavee Lackeen presents an unflinching and realistic portrait of a marginalised community living in a modern, prosperous Ireland. Filmed with a cast of mostly non-professionals, the use of Travelling people playing characters near to their own resonates with real life experience.

 

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