LASTA – A National Arts Programme for young people by young people │ June 11 to 20 2021
In a new innovative approach to programming, twenty-one young curators have been engaged by the Nasc venues to programme a festival of work for children and young people from 11 to 20 June 2021, delivering for the first time, a national arts programme curated entirely by young people.
Deliver by Leah Moore is a short documentary which looks at the perception and reality of being a young mother in Ireland today. Moore explores the stories and testimonies of these young mothers with the hope of applying a different perspective to the stigmas attached to being a young mother in Ireland and amplifying their powerful voices.
Moore focuses on two young women who became mothers in their teenage years, while taking a stylised exploration of women’s experiences throughout previous decades. Marrying contemporary documentary style with a general documentary style, Deliver is equally heart warming and eye opening.
Moore’s goal for this documentary was to create a love story. She highlights that being a young mother is not an issue, but rather it is the complete opposite. Having a child is a part of life and Moore looks at shifting stereotypes, broadening perspectives and deepening understanding of young motherhood.
How are we subconsciously viewing these women? Has our history applied subconscious prejudice? Deliver shines light on the strength of these women. The sacrifices, the responsibilities, juggling identity, independent versus co dependence, but most importantly, shows us the joy, fulfilment and love that comes with being a young mother in Ireland.
Rachel O’Connor and Lauren Byrne feature as two incredible, strong women with a whole lot of story to tell. Applying a rural and urban point of view we take a wonderful dive into the lives of these women and offer a space for them to tell their story.
This screening will be followed by a panel discussion at 8.45pm.
Continuing the conversation and offering the space to share insights, stories, thoughts and chat. We encourage this as a Space for young mothers to come talk and share open responses to the film and maybe share some of their own experience. This event is open to everyone interested. Only love to exist in this event.
This is a Love letter to young mothers” Leah Moore, Director
Leah Moore is an award winning writer, director and actor who has worked in theatre and film from a very young age.
Acting credits include Dublin Will Show You How (Abbey Theatre), My Son My Son (Project Arts Centre), I AM BABA (National Tour), End Of The Reel (Blinder Films), Restoration (Shaun Dunne), Everybody Sings (Broken Talkers), Dub Daze (DIFF Official Selection), Toilers (Dublin Fringe Fest).
Leah won the Oscar Wilde Award for New Writing for her play Wasting Paper. Other writing credits include 8 Chairs, Chris Brown Can Do No Wrong and Jump. Leah has directed many music videos, her debut film Sleuth, Clean (Short Film), worked as an associate artist with Shaun Dunne on Coventry and Iarscolaire (DIFF Official Selection), Making A Mark (Dublin Fringe). She has also directed work in Smock Alley, Project Arts Centre, The MAC and The Lyric, Belfast.
Leah started her own production company called Imagine All Productions in 2019. She wrote and directed her debut film Sleuth which went on screen in festivals all over the world including London Irish and Lift Off Festival in the UK, North Bellarine Festival in Australia, Kuki and Cannes Short Film Fest in greater Europe, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, Waterford, Carlow, Dissapear Here and HIFF in Ireland and the Oscar Qualifying Chicago Children’s International Film Festival in the US.
The participating NASC Network Venues are Backstage (Longford), An Grianán (Letterkenny), glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), Pavilion Theatre (Dún Laoghaire), Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick), Dunamaise Arts Centre (Port Laoise), Town Hall Theatre (Galway).
Lasta is based on an original project conceived and delivered by Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2020.
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