We are proud to present a documentary that delves into the captivating lives of Ireland’s older LGBTQIA+ community. Titled “Where Do All The Old Gays Go: Experiences of the Older LGBTQIA+ Community in Ireland,” this documentary is a testament to the power of storytelling and connection.
Directed by Cathy Dunne and skillfully produced by Maggie Ryan, the film serves as a poignant exploration of the experiences of the older LGBTQIA+ community. Through heartfelt conversations, the documentary introduces viewers to Kay & Celine, Patricia, Daíthí, Clive & Dan, who share their stories with authenticity and vulnerability.
The narrative not only delves into the past but also envisions the future, as contributors openly reflect on what resonates with them. The documentary beautifully captures the highs and lows that have shaped their lives, from matters of love and hope to health and concerns for their future. Above all, the film’s powerful message of embracing one’s true self shines through, proving that age is no barrier to authenticity.
Originally showcased as a special screening during Bealtaine Festival 2022, the documentary is the creation of Dublin-based Film Director and Cinematographer, Cathy Dunne. Renowned for her dedication to genuine narratives and unique storytelling, Cathy’s work captures the very essence of human experiences. Her exceptional talent has been recognized with numerous awards, and her projects have been showcased at film festivals worldwide.
The documentary is now live to watch in our video gallery or on our YouTube channel.
Commissioned by Age & Opportunity. The film was principally funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth through the 2020 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call Scheme B, with support from The Arts Council.