After the Dance

After the Dance 21Oct

Documentary; Cert PG, 75 mins

Daisy Asquith’s (BBC 4 documentary maker and Goldsmith’s Senior Lecturer) documentary follows her mother’s story of adoption, tracing her genealogical line back to Kilkee (Co Clare) in rural Ireland. At a time when pregnancy out of wedlock could result in social reprisal, familial rejection and potential death, Daisy’s film shows her mother finding identity through unknown relatives and demonstrates the impact entrenched views can have on communities and the bravery required today to unravel the transformational decisions of yesteryear. Pertinent to this year’s In:Visible Women strand, the film inevitably considers social and sexual morality, Catholicism and institutional processes

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21 October 2017


Picture House at FACT
88 Wood Street