April 29, 2020
We Have To See It To Believe It? w/ Roisin Kearney, Director of "Run" - S5E9pt1
Roisin Kearney is an Irish filmmaker from Dublin,…
Roisin Kearney is an Irish filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland whose most recent film sheds light on the issue of domestic violence. "Run", co-directed and written by Carolyn Grace Cassidy, explores the subtleties to being a victim of a controlling person.
Her film highlights the signs of coercive control & emotional abuse after Ireland has taken a huge step and recognized these actions as criminal. Roisin gives us vivid verbal previews of her characters and discusses the scenarios that have served as the archetype. She shares her influences for bringing this project to life.
One of these reasons is that 1 in 5 women in Ireland - and 1 in 4 women in the United States - is a victim of domestic abuse.
View the trailer for Roisin Kearney's short film, "Run":
Its next screening will be at The Flying Broom International Film Festival [flyingbroom.org] in association with @DublinFeministFilmFestival online between May 7-14.
You can find the latest statistics and resources here from NCADV: https://ncadv.org/statistics
Stay tuned, Before You Go: Why is it so difficult to monitor the issue of domestic violence? Rachel shares how we can look out for those who may be in need of someone to listen.