The TenementsEditor Iseult Howlett
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Early 1900s Dublin is an incredibly fascinating period in Irish history. A staggering gap between rich and poor meant impoverished tenants lived in slums and in many cases over 100 people shared the same house.
These slums weren’t just in dilapidated ghettoes as you might expect; beautiful Georgian houses (not unlike our own premises here in Fitzwilliam Square) in fashionable areas were reduced to tenements when the wealthy migrated to the suburbs, leaving poor tenants at the mercy of unscrupulous landlords.
This compelling four-part documentary explored the history of these slums and their dwellers, telling their story using an combination of experts, national archives and re-enactments.
Production Company: Big Mountain
Director: Jeff Morgan
Editors: Paul Giles & Iseult Howlett
Post Producer: Marc Long
Colourist/Online Editor: Declan Macerline