This series was produced as part of Amnesty International's campaign for equal access to healthcare in Ireland, no matter who you are or what you can afford. These videos are a tongue 'n' cheek way to try to kickstart the debate on health rights in Ireland. The videos show a number of people talking about the health service, among them well known faces like Karl Spain, Eric Lalor, Colin Murphy, Peter Coonan, Eleanor Tiernan, Brían Gleeson, and members of the Delorentos.
"Sixsem proposed a product that far
exceeded the expectations of the brief provided in terms of style,
format, and tone. They conceived, wrote, directed and produced a
series of videos which used tongue 'n' cheek humour to confront, in a
sympathetic manner, a very serious and personal issue facing many
people in Ireland today. Throughout the process they maintained close
communications with Amnesty International, and challenged the
organisation to think in a new way about the campaign."
Louise Glennon, Campaign Officer, Human Rights in Ireland Programme, Amnesty International Ireland
Haven is an Irish Non Government Organisation working solely in Haiti since February 2009. Originally launched as a house and community building charity working in rural areas, Haven has been providing emergency relief to those displaced by the earthquake, which hit Port au Prince on 12th January, 2010. In April 2010, 300+ Irish Haven Volunteers travelling to Haiti to spend a week building houses. This, the 2nd Haven Build It Week, took place outside the rural town of Gonaives and was documented by Sixsem throughout. This video shows Build It Week volunteers talking about their experiences both on-site and visiting beneficiaries.
"The job that Haven gave Sixsem was to demonstrate and document in real time our volunteers' efforts in Gonaïves, Haiti as well as our work in the earthquake-devastated capital city of Port-Au-Prince. Despite huge time constraints and a heightened working environment, this task was carried out with proficiency, creativity and focus. I hope to work with them again when further videos are required."
Anne Maguire, Chief Executive (former), Haven