The Magdalenes

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The Magdalenes

Imagine if you were abducted and held prisoner against your will: if your possessions were taken, your hair was cut; you were forced to wear a uniform and answer to a new name. For women like Gabrielle O’Gorman who were sent to the Magdalene Institutions in Ireland, this was a reality. Gabrielle tells her story, and revisits the now-derelict Institution she was sent to as a teenager.

This film, made by Nick Carew, was funded by the University of Kent, and completed with the help of the Women's Studies Centre at University College Dublin who led an Irish Research Council project on the Magdalene Institutions.

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Benjamin Davies
St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Salford
Linda Gregory
Head of PSHE, Headington School
Rosemary Rivvett
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Daniel Hugill
RE Teacher & NATRE Executive
Andrea Keightley
Montesaye School, Northants
Karen Key
St Paul's School for Girls, Birmingham
Teresa Langler
Clyst Vale Community School, Devon