Áine O’Brien

Áine O’Brien is an Irish filmmaker and Co-Director of Counterpoints Arts – a London-based hub of creative arts and cultural projects exploring refugee and migrant experiences. She co-directed a performative documentary film (Silent Song, UK, 2000) on Kurdish lyrical protest in Europe and an observational film on the subject of economic migration into Ireland (Here to Stay, Ireland, 72 mins, 2006), funded by the Irish Film Board. She is co-editor of Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice (Wallflower Press, 2007).


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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