Jan 23, 2019

Screen8 documentary to be shown at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

In ‘No Place Like Home’, young Dublin 8 film students are on a quest to find out why there’s a homeless crisis in their country, and what can be done. Their short doc will screen as part of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival programme.

Screen8, an out-of-school filmmaking programme, for 14-to-16-year olds in Dublin 8, has been running at The Digital Hub since May 2018.  The free to attend programme is being piloted by the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival and The Digital Hub to give budding young filmmakers hands-on experience of making movies.

 

Under the supervision of Irish filmmaker, Mia Mullarkey, who is Screen8 tutor/coordinator, the 18 young people worked collaboratively on the production of a short documentary, which examines why there’s a homeless crisis in their country. No Place Like Home, includes moving testimonies from people who are homeless, the anger of a nation through meetings and rallies, and an insight into how four thousand children are homeless in the world’s 14th richest country.

Through their documentary the Screen8 students want to show that this national housing crisis affects everyone – including young people just like them. No Place Like Home reveals the scale of the situation and aims to discover a solution.

No Place Like Home will be shown as part of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival programme Friday, 22nd of February 2019 at the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin 7.

Tickets are available from https://diff.ticketsolve.com/shows/873601897/events

Read more about Screen8

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Learn more about the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, which runs from 20th Feb. to 3rd March at www.diff.ie