What: Mia Mullarkey Talk & Screening
Where: Huston Main Room
When: Feb 1st at 2.30pm
Mia Mullarkey screens and speaks about her work including the award-winning ‘Mother & Baby’ (2016)
Mia Mullarkey is an award-winning film director and founder of Ishka Films. Mia’s most recent short documentary, ‘Mother & Baby’, explores the memories of the Tuam Mother & Baby Home survivors who were sold or fostered out by the Irish church and state if their mothers conceived them out of wedlock. ‘Mother & Baby’ was funded by the Irish Film Board and premiered at Cork Film Festival 2017 where it won Best Short Documentary.
Her film ‘Throwline‘, a short documentary about Irish taxi drivers trained in suicide prevention, won numerous awards world-wide including Best Short Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh 2017.
Her short documentary ‘Feats of Modest Valour‘, co-directed with Alice McDowell, looks at a new potential cure for Parkinson’s Disease and won the prestigious Scientist Award at Imagine Science 2017. Feats of Modest Valour was funded through Galway City of Film ‘Science on Screen’ scheme with Science Foundation Ireland, Galway Film Centre and CÚRAM in NUIG. The film was screened on RTÉ in November 2017 to an audience of 160,000 viewers.