Young men maimed, little boys killed, grieving parents, bewildered and shamed siblings, CRASH was virtually unbearable. A superb documentary.
The most shocking ever television expose of the cost of Ireland’s road carnage should be made compulsory viewing as it would save lives … a harrowing account.
A powerful and graphic documentary… the film struck a detached, almost nonchalant tone, which eloquently underscored the point that for all their grisly horror, fatal car crashes are daily occurrences.
An explosive documentary.
2003, A Mint Production for RTÉ / 52 mins
Car crashes exist in our peripheral vision – a short report at the end of the news, a tattered bunch of flowers glimpsed at the side of the road.
This unsettling documentary shines a light on the tragic human effects of car accidents on Irish roads. Crash meets boy racers, coroners, surgeons, and mourning parents & siblings all dealing with the carnage of broken lives.
The documentary, directed by Adrian McCarthy is far more effective than the most shocking safety ads, this is real, there are no actors. It should be shown to every one of us before we are issued with our licence and every time we put the keys in the door of our car. The film struck a detached, almost nonchalant tone which eloquently underscored the point that for all their grisly horror, fatal car crashes are daily occurrences.
Camera – Richard Kendrick
Sound – Dave Fannin
PM – Niamh Maher
Assistant Producer – Paula Williams
Exec-Producer – Steve Carson and Miriam O’Callaghan
Editor – Brenda Morrissey
Producer – Maria Horgan
Director – Adrian McCarthy
IFTA nomination best current affairs / Celtic Film Festival shortlist best documentary.