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Mannix Flynn: Trafficked-Bought & Sold/(Un)Gathering Ireland

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This episode features Irish actor/performer/novelist Gerald Mannix Flynn (Born in Dublin 1957). He has performed in film for over 25 years. In 1983 he published the novel Nothing To Say. His plays: The Liberty Suite (1977);  He who laughs wins (1981); Inside for RTÉ (1986); Hunger and Thirst (1989); Talking to the Wall performed by Flynn @ Edinburgh Festival (1997); Screenplays Twist of Fate (Trisquare Films 1998) & Alma Mater (2001); James X (2003), performed in Dublin, Berkeley, Cincinnati, the Venice Biennale, London, & New York. Irish Times reviewer Fintan O'Toole on James X:  "It is about us collectively, the things done in our name by the bodies that are supposed to represent us. It is our secret history offered to us to pour over and consume, to acknowledge and own." His documentary 'Way Out' deals w/multi-generational issues surrounding institutional control over families, performance of inclusion, & owning ones own history and destiny. He serves as Councillor to Dublin City Council for the SE Inner City Area.  He is a member of Aosdána & on the board of the Toscaireacht. This summer he ran the Marathon Irish festival to coincide with London 2012 Olympics at Dialogue Space. He will perform James X in Krakow, part of the Conrad Festival; both James X & Nothing to Say have been published in Polish (10/24/12).  He will be in Waterford, Ireland (Imagine Festival); Magdalene Laundry exhibition (London 11/01/12), Dialogue Space (2013) bringing groups & speakers to address Slave labour, trafficked children, the rights of the mothers and children, and how the State and Church controls large swathes of society.  His current project "Trafficked: Bought & Sold/The Gathering Ireland: Bringing home the Irish citizens that were sold abroad," seeks justice for Irish children who were sold/transported abroad by the Irish State and the Catholic Church.

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Activism
Ireland
Social Justice
Theater
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