Our Boys

Cathal Black

Description

‘Highly prescient and technically bold, Our Boys exposed the culture of brutality which reigned in Christian Brothers’ institutions for much of the 20th century. Interweaving archive film, reconstruction and survivor interviews, the film highlights one boy’s experience at the hands of a Christian Brother. Though completed in 1979, the film was deemed too sensitive to be broadcast by RTÉ until 1991, when revelations about Church impropriety had begun to emerge.’

(Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn, Sourced http://www.ifi.ie/wheels-our-boys on February 22nd 2016)

Details
Title

Our Boys

Year

1981

Creator

Cathal Black

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Feature

Genre

Activist, Portrait

Subject

Child abuse, Congregation of Christian Brothers

Language

English (eng)

Duration

42 minutes

Original format

Physical: Film: 16mm

Aspect ratio

1.33:1

Colour

Black and White

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: Cathal Black

Artist website

http://www.sdgi.ie/#!cathal-black/cd7o

Link to work

no link available online