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Feature film and documentary maker Frank Berry presents a powerful first-person insight into humanity bowed by heartless bureaucracy
With a background in community and documentary film-making, Frank Berry’s first feature I Used to Live Here (released in 2015) examined the phenomenon of suicide clusters in Tallaght and had a script developed from workshops with youth workers. His follow-up, Michael Inside, brought us behind the walls of the crumbling Irish penal system and was again based on first-person testimonies.
Now with Aisha, the Dubliner tells the story of a Nigerian asylum seeker fleeing violence ...