A Short History of Irish Travellers (Video 4min 50)
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Roads from the Past, Travellers’ Times Films, 2019 (5mins43secs)
This is an animated history of Britain’s Gypsies, Roma and Irish Travellers. Irish Travellers are a recognised minority ethnic group in the UK since 2000.
The video content was based on research completed in 2019 to create a Traveller history leaflet. Cork Travellers Women’s Network (CTWN) assembled a team of three Traveller women to link with animator Hazel Hurley. They worked together virtually to develop a script, which dictated the overall content and image style.
CTWN also linked in with the Cork City Heritage Officer during this process. The team also recorded the voice over narration and the project was funded by a Community Heritage Grant from The Heritage Council