In this podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Frank Berry about his film Aisha.
Aisha (Letitia Wright), a young Nigerian woman seeking asylum in Ireland, is floundering in a maze of social services and bureaucracy. Alone and unwilling to sacrifice her dignity to satisfy the demands of the authorities, she finds an ally in Conor (Josh O’Connor), an employee at her residence home, a local young man with a troubled past of his own. Together they struggle to maintain their tender friendship in the face of Aisha’s increasingly dire predicament and her rapidly diminishing options.
Garter Lane Arts Centre is hosting a special screening of Aisha on Feb 1st with Waterford Area Partnerships Mukisa group, members of the migrant community who locally worked closely with Director Frank Berry during the making of this award winning film. Frank will be present on the evening and will lead a Q&A with members of Mukisa members after the screening.
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