An exploration of memory and reminiscence through film and online social media
Seventeen members of the SAOI Network completed a 2 year LEADER funded training project entitled Memory through Media. The training aimed to explore the themes of memory and reminiscence through film and online social media. In the first phase the participants worked with the Community Film Director, Lisa Fingleton to produce three short films: ‘The Udder Way’, ‘A Day in the Bog’ and the traditional ‘Box Iron’. These videos were then premiered as part of the Bealtaine Festival in 2011.
The second phase focused on developing participants skills with such as online social media including: Facebook, Skype and YouTube. In the final phase, the group produced a film entitled Sisters: Called to Serve. This short film reveals the stories of the 707 young women who joined the convent, now the James O’Keeffe building, in Newmarket and emigrated as teenagers to Australia, and New Zealand to become the Sisters of St. Josephs. All the videos can be watched below.