Filmmakers and Producers

Alan Grossman

Alan Grossman is a South African filmmaker, academic and Director of the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, DIT in Dublin, Ireland. He has a longstanding production involvement with questions of migration and cultural identity across different transnational contexts. He co-directed Silent Song (2000, UK) about an exiled Kurdish musician in Scotland who, in 1976, refused to perform at a Ba’athist Party convention in Baghdad, together with Here To Stay (2006, Ireland), an observational film capturing the expression of migrant political agency in multiracial Ireland. He is co-editor of a combined book/DVD-ROM titled Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice (Wallflower Press, 2007).

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Promise and Unrest
Alan Grossman & Áine O’Brien
Producer: FOMACS in association with Ned Kelly Pictures
2010, 79 min., Color, Ireland
Through struggle and sacrifice migrant women often stand as sole breadwinners in the transnational family. Separated from her daughter Gracelle at 7 months, Noemi Barredo left the Philippines for work in Malaysia before arriving in Ireland in 2000. Filmed over a five-year period, PROMISE AND UNREST ...


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