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The First was a Boy

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"The First was a Boy" was produced by The Ark as part of the first-ever Ark Intergenerational Film Project. Written and directed by Shaun Dunne, the film is based closely on a series of interviews with members of the Ringsend Community in Dublin, ranging in age from 9 - 70.

This experimental documentary explores the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, grief and ageing and is set amongst the fast-changing Ringsend landscape. A place where social issues prevail alongside rapid gentrification and conglomerate intrusion.

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    11 minutes
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    Shaun Dunne