Directed by Alan Gilsenan also known for the ‘The Yellow Bittern’ and ‘Meetings With Ivor’ Rated 15 A
A screening of the film The Meeting will happen in Tuar Ard, Moate on Thursday 26 September at 6:00 pm with a unique discussion after including cast members.
The film is based on the true story of the victim of a brutal sexual assault who years later meets her assaulter to set her own mind at rest, asking him the questions that she herself has struggled with since her assault. Ailbhe Griffith plays herself as she recounts the story of her meeting with her assailant, Martin. She talks to him about the impact of his assault on her emotionally, physically and psychologically. Through her dialogue she takes back the control that Martin stole from her 9 years before, moving back from being the victim to being herself, a woman with thoughts and volition.
This is a gripping and thought-provoking docu-film, challenging us to think about crime, punishment, and rehabilitation.
Hosted by a group of family therapists based in the Midlands and with the support of Vita House Roscommon and the Family Therapy Association of Ireland this film screening offers a rare chance to learn about systemic psychotherapy and social justice and to hear live discussion around critical issues such as sex crimes, punishment, and rehabilitation.
This film will be of interest to anyone who works in the fields of justice, community development, youth work or the helping professions.
All are welcome to the screening. Under 18’s with adult supervision only. Please be mindful that the content of this film may be upsetting for some.
All are welcome. CPD Points Available.
Tickets are €5.00 ea and free entry to members of FTAI. Book in advance on Eventbrite.ie https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-meeting-screening-hosted-by-family-therapists-in-the-midlands-tickets-64727228884?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
CPD points available to therapists who attend. There will be refreshments at the outset and the film will conclude with a reflective discussion between cast, systemic family therapists and other professionals.
Systemic Family Therapy, also known as Couple or Family Therapy, is a therapeutic approach that seeks to understand and address human beings’ pain and distress within the context in which it occurs i.e. the family, relationship or social environment.
This therapeutic approach does not isolate an individual patient, but looks at them in their family and social context
Clients are facilitated to make sense of their lives and difficulties in the context of their family and social formation and functioning.