2th DMZ Docs(2010)
I AM DOCU
Alan Grossman, Alan Grossman
Separated from her daughter Gracelle when Gracelle was 7 months old, Noemi Barredo left the Philippines to work in Malaysia to support her parents and extended family before going to Ireland in 2000. Filmed over a five-year period, is an intimate portrayal of a migrant woman working as a caregiver while performing long-distance motherhood and assuming the responsibility of sole provider for her family in the Philippines.
Alan Grossman is a South African-born documentary filmmaker with along standing involvement with questions of migration and cultural identity across different transnational contexts. Heco-directed (2000, UK) which is about an exiled Kurdish musician in Scotland who, in 1976, refused to perform at a Ba’athist Party convention in Baghdad, together with (2006, Ireland), an observational film capturing the expression of migrant political agency and transgender in multiracial Ireland. Promise and Unrest (2010)Here to Stay (2006) Silent Song (2000)
Áine O’Brien is an Irish documentary filmmaker and director of the Forum on Migration and Communications (FOMACS, www.fomacs.org). She co-directed a performative documentary film, (2000) on Kurdish lyrical protest in Europe and an observational film on the subject of economic migration into Ireland, , (2006), funded by the Irish Film Board. She is executive producer of (2010), a 3-part animation series funded by the Irish Film Board.
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