As part of Cruinniú na nÓg, we present the short film “My home is… Crumlin” (Age ranges: 5-8, 9-12 and 13+).
The motivation for this piece is to give a voice to children who are growing up in a part of the city that is generally considered underprivileged. Crumlin lacks greenery, inspirational public places and creative hubs.
Do they see that? Would they change anything about Crumlin? What is their favourite spot in Crumlin and why? Where is their least favourite spot and why? What would they do in Crumlin if they had unlimited resources? What do they think about littering? Do they think they can help save and green the planet? Is this even a priority for them and if not, why?
In turn, can this be used as context to inspire adults to make landscape decisions that contribute to positive developmental changes in the area and not eradicate them further. The film should start a discussion about opportunities to improve what is traditionally perceived as a deprived area of Dublin.
With thanks to:
Clay Youth Project
Brú Youth Service
The people of Crumlin
Production: Olga Tiernan
Sound: Karl Burke
Intro Poem created by: Rosary Students & Colm Keegan