WATCH: This new short film about an Irish teenage mother makes for incredibly powerful viewing 3 years ago

WATCH: This new short film about an Irish teenage mother makes for incredibly powerful viewing

We defy you to watch this and not be moved.

Remember the short film Just Saying?

Released in late 2012, it featured a man (Emmet Kirwan) roaming the streets of Dublin at night eloquently describing aspects of everyday life in Ireland that struck a chord with the hundreds of thousands of people who watched it.

At the time or writing, in fact, a little under 500,000 people have watched it on YouTube.

Clip via davetynan

The team behind that film, Dave Tynan and Emmet Kirwan, have combined once again for Heartbreak, a short film starring Jordanne Jones & Deirdre Molloy that documents a teenage mother in Dublin and attitudes towards women in Ireland.

It’s a similar format to Just Saying, although Kirwan’s tone is far less relaxed this time around. Indeed, it’s hard not to be moved when Kirwan’s voice, and that of the mother in the piece, become increasingly animated towards the end.

The centrepiece of RIOT Dublin, it was the winner of best production at Dublin Fringe 2016.

It’s just under seven minutes long, but a second of that time is wasted in what is a very moving and very important watch.

Clip via davetynan