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What’s your name? at Cruinniú na nÓg

13/06/2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Our project What’s your name?, commissioned as part of the Mother Tongues Festival, has now transformed and will be presented as a documentary showcasing the stories told by children about their own names. We created this film for Cruinniú na nÓg to raise awareness of the importance of learning to say all names properly because it matters!

Over the last few days, we have read several articles and posts on social media showing that so many people are interested in learning more about racism, discrimination and cultural diversity.
Our new short documentary for children will address this issue, showcasing the beauty of names through the voices of young children.

“What’s your name?” is a project we started during the Mother Tongues Festival in Tallaght, when we invited photographer Enzo Testa to create an exhibition by taking portraits of people visiting Tallaght Library and Rua Red and showing them alongside their names, which were also transcribed using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Our video documentary will be launched on 13th June and it will be first broadcast on Cruinniú TV South Dublin: Create, Make, Participate.

Cruinniú TV South Dublin: Create, Make, Participate
Saturday 13 June 2020
11:00am – 1:30pm
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What is Cruinniú na nÓg?
Cruinniú na nÓg 2020
Ireland’s National Day for Free Creativity for Children and Young People!

Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 is a collaboration between the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Creative Ireland Programme, local authorities and RTÉ, and is part of the Government’s #InThisTogether campaign which is supporting everyone to stay connected, stay active and look after our physical and mental wellbeing.


11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Mother Tongues