Jan 25 2018 Posted: 10:22 GMT

Thursday February 1st : Huston Main Room 2.30pm

Mia Mullarkey is an award-winning film director and founder of Ishka Films. Mia's most recent short documentary, 'Mother & Baby', explores the memories of Mother & Baby Home survivors who were sold or fostered out by the Irish church and state if their mothers conceived them out of wedlock. 'Mother & Baby' was funded by the Irish Film Board and premiered at Cork Film Festival 2017 where it won Best Short Documentary.


Her film 'Throwline', a short documentary about Irish taxi drivers trained in suicide prevention, won numerous awards world-wide including
Best Short Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh 2017. Her short documentary 'Feats of Modest Valour', co-directed with Alice McDowell, looks at a new potential cure for Parkinson's Disease and won the prestigious Scientist Award at Imagine Science 2017. Feats of Modest Valour was shown on RTE in November 2017 to an audience of 160,000 viewers