The Hungry Road

There’s been a lot written about the refugee crisis.

So I tried to keep myself out of this doc as much as possible and let the people I met in ‘The Jungle’ unofficial refugee camp in Calais, France speak for themselves.

The title is a reference to the Irish Famine when over a million Irish people were forced by an aggressive colonial system to become refugees and economic migrants.

Funded by The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund and first broadcast on UCC98.3FM in 2016.

Music: ‘Abbas Hallas’ recorded by Calais Field Music, Isolda Heavey.

Photo: courtesy of RefugeesTV




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  • ‘We’d Settle For Animal Rights’, Broadsheet:



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