A portrait of Melbourne’s ageing Irish community as they embrace social media to narrow the distance between Australia and Ireland.

@HOME provides a loving portrait of those brave emigrants who moved to the other side of the world when contact with Ireland was limited to occasional letters and a phone call once a year. This documentary follows these older migrants as they engage with new media and the web as a means to narrow the distance between Ireland and Australia. 

From these unique stories and experiences a picture of Melbourne’s Irish community emerges, yet across each account, there is a desire to connect a community whose stories have all too often gone untold.

Credits

  • Director: Liam Burke
  • Producer: Liam Burke, Mark Hellinger, and John Hookham
  • Cinematography: Jesse Maskell
  • Editor: Mark Hellinger

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