Prison Families Broadcast To Rave Reviews


“Prison Families”  followed six families as they coped with a loved one’s imprisonment was broadcast on TV3 at the end of March 2014.  Directed by Matt Leigh, produced by Anne McLoughlin, cast by Ruth Kerins and edited by Paul Giles, the series was a sensitive portrayal of life for some of Ireland’s most marginalized families.    This challenging subject matter involved careful film making and this was acknowledged by prisoner family interest groups, awarded by generous audience share and applauded by television critics, with The Irish Times describing the series as “excellent, gritty and tough-to-watch, Prison Families is a rare, superbly made, very human insight into an aspect of crime and punishment that’s easy to forget”  and The Sunday TImes “an exemplary piece of observational documentary-making, intimate, unblinking and quietly revelatory”.

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