A genuine insight into an overlooked facet of Irish life.
A thoroughly enchanting film from the always pitch-perfect director Adrian McCarthy and Wildfire Films.
2004, 25 minutes, RTÉ
This film spends time with Adam Render and Lorna Brophy, two very different 8 year olds from Fatima Mansions in Dublin’s south inner city as they prepare for what Adam calls “the day they receive Jesus” – their holy communion day.
An entertaining and insightful glimpse into the lives of these young people, their families and close friends in the run up to the big day. We spend time in their homes, at school, in the church and a variety of other colourful locations capturing a unique and innocent view on this religious tradition which takes place every May.
Researcher – Tony Brady
Sound: Fiachra O’Hanlon, Mary Harkin
Camera – Fergal O’Hanlon, Donal Gilligan, Emmet Harte
Producers – Martha O’Neill
Editor – Brenda Morrissey
Producer/Director – Adrian McCarthy