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Pavee Lackeen the traveller girl
Ogden, Perry, 1961-
[Widescreen version].
Publication Information:
Miami, FL : distributed by Synkronized USA, [2004]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"An intimate portrait of Winnie, a resilient and spirited young girl, and her family who are part of the traveller community, living in a dilapidated trailer, on the side of the road in a desolate industrialized area in Dublin. The film presents an unflinching portrait of a marginalized community often living in third world poverty in a modern, prosperous Ireland. It follow Winnie through several weeks of her life, as she struggles with her identity as a young traveller girl in contemporary Ireland."--Container.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005.
Reading Level:
Not rated: Parents strongly cautioned: film may contain violence, nudity, and/or brief sex-related dialogue.
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The life of Ireland's Travelers is viewed through the eyes of a ten-year-old girl whose journeys find her itinerant family frequently clashing with the more mainstream components of Irish culture in this drama that was the result of a collaboration between first-time filmmaker Perry Ogden and members of the Traveler community. Despite living in relative poverty, the proud Travelers hold steadfast to their belief that they carry on the Celtic tradition that has been since abandoned by modern society. Winnie (Winnie Maughan) is a young Traveler living in a ramshackle trailer with her mother and siblings in Ireland's barren industrial suburbs. While clashed with housing authorities and an educational system unequipped to deal with the wandering ways of the Travelers, each day brings a new challenge and Winnie's mother is about to negotiate the purchase of a new trailer for her family. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi