Stolen

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Sat 30 Dec 1899

Certificate12A
Year2023
GenreDocumentary
Director(s)Margo Harkin
LanguageEnglish
CountryIreland
Running Time1HR 42MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Margo Harkin’s insightful and heartfelt documentary Stolen tells the story of several mother and baby homes survivors.

Revealing details of their treatment in a scandal that sparked a government inquiry, Stolen gives a voice to those silenced for far too long.

Over 80,000 unmarried mothers were incarcerated in mother and baby institutions run by religious orders in Ireland from 1922 to 1998, during which time 9,000 babies are believed to have died. Separated from their birth mothers with policies of adoption, fostering and trafficking, many children were rendered untraceable and unaware of their birth story.

Featuring interviews with journalists, historians, politicians and campaigners, the film provides an understanding of how the mother and baby home system operated, the bigger societal issues including the heavy influence of the Catholic Church that allowed these events to happen, and the continuing impact on so many people’s lives today.


Certificate12A
Year2023
GenreDocumentary
Director(s)Margo Harkin
LanguageEnglish
CountryIreland
Running Time1HR 42MINS
SeasonMain Programme
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