Dear Ireland

Rewriting our story with compassion and kindness 

bigO is a home-grown, independent Irish agency and we recognise our duty to use our voice to share our sentiments. Coming from a country with a 70-million strong diaspora, we believe in remembering who we are, and rewriting our story with kindness, understanding and compassion. We believe Ireland is a place for everyone. 

Our short video, Dear Ireland, puts the words and the trials of emigrants of yesterday into the mouths of the emigrants of today. The video features contributions from Fatin Al Timimi, photographer and chairperson of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign; Anatoliy Prymakov, a financial services professional and the Board Secretary and Director of Ukrainian Action in Ireland; Kevin Doris, a broadcast journalist; and Rodrigo Paulo, a chef.

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This video was created in response to anti-immigration riots and the rising tide of racially motivated sentiment in  Ireland.

 

Partnering with the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Ukrainian Action in Ireland, this video serves as a powerful reminder of our collective journeys and the new homes we have made, emphasising the importance of welcoming those who arrive on our shores.

“Everyday I experience some fresh kindness, but one thing I think is certain is that if the emigrants knew beforehand what they’d have to suffer after leaving home…”

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