WATCH: A moving short film based on the recent Trinity College Front Square artwork
"There are bombs we can make with ink and with paper."
Street artist Joe Caslin has released a compelling and emotive short film entitled ‘We Will Let No Life Be Worth Less’.
The film follows his installation of a four storey drawing on House Two in Trinity College’s Front Square.
The temporary artwork, having gained significant public attention, and the film reflect on Ireland’s progress over the last century asAlly Ní Chiaráin ponders the battles which should be fought present day Ireland.
As with all of Caslin's work, it's incredibly inspiring.
It is the first in a three-part series about modern volunteerism and some of Ireland’s most pressing issues: drug addiction, mental health and direct provision.
Together the short film and the street art piece look at the decriminalisation of drug addiction, which is being released in tandem with the ‘Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill,' currently before the Houses of the Oireachtas.
The work showcases the work of three figures integral to drug addiction policy change, namely Lynn Ruane, Rachael Keogh, and Fiona O’Reilly and the short film features a spoken word piece written by Erin Fornoff, performed by Ní Chiaráin, and scored by Cian G. Sweeney.
It is directed by multi-award winning director Brian Deane (Volkswagen Joe, Blight & Céad Ghrá), shot and produced by Robert Hallinan Flood (Coming Home & Cellar Door) and edited by Eamonn Cleary (Hill Street & Volkswagen Joe) of TW Films.
The project is funded by the Arts Council and Trinity Creative Challenge.