Louis Lentin Collection

Our Boys’ Stories – Stolen Lives – Episode 1

The first episode of Stolen Lives focuses on the stories of four men and their experience of Ireland’s industrial schools. Their personal narratives expose the lifelong effect of physical, mental and sexual abuse on the residents of Irish institutions between the 1940s and 1970s in Ireland. Stolen Lives is a three-part series which is included […]

Philomena’s Story – Stolen Lives – Episode 3

The final episode in the Stolen Lives series is Philomena’s Story. Philomena Byrne recounts her own harrowing experience in a Dublin industrial school and speaks about the traumatic legacy of the industrial school scheme in Ireland. Stolen Lives is a three-part series which is included in The Louis Lentin Collection. View the full collection here. […]

Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter was the first televised exposure of the horrific abuse of hundreds of children in Ireland’s industrial schools. Christine Buckley bravely recounts the extent of the atrocities she experienced as a child in Dublin’s Goldenbridge orphanage in this drama-documentary. Born in Dublin, she was the daughter of a married Irish woman and a Nigerian […]

Ár Dover Féin

In 1937, ten young men between the ages of 13 and 23 migrated from Achill Island, Co. Mayo to Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow in Scotland to work in the potato fields. Tragically, on the night of their arrival, a fire swept through their makeshift accommodation claiming all of their young lives. This documentary investigates the Kirkintillock […]

Grandpa, Speak To Me In Russian

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In Grandpa, Speak To Me In Russian Louis Lentin explores the history of his paternal grandfather Kalman Lentin, who came to Ireland in the mid -1890s from the small, Jewish village of Zidik, North West Lithuania. Kalman Lentin was one of thousands of Jews who escaped the repressive Russian regime and one of few who […]