In Loving Memories

Documentary Irlande/Canada 2017 English 0:38:16

This film explores issues of remembrance and redress of past injustices inflicted to Irish women and children who were incarcerated and forced into labour in religious institutions. By the evocation of personal stories and modern-day political actions, the 7 activists and researchers featured in this film, bring to life a polyphonic narrative of affective memories – between historical record and pedagogical tool – trying to recognize the extent of discrimination in the Magdalene Laundries and the Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland.

Specializing on the politics of memory, Audrey’s doctoral thesis analyzed the contemporary struggles led by survivors of the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland. Interested in the production, circulation and interpretation of social discourses on redress, reconciliation, and social justice, she reflects on the role of “memory entrepreneurs’ and different aspects of witnessing the past. Audrey’s documentary multimedia projects ascribe art practises as sites of collective remembering.