We’re delighted to see our upcoming documentary ‘Teenage Ambassadors’ got lots of coverage at the RTE New Season launch for Autumn 2019. We’ve been working on this for over a year and are currently in the final stages of editing. It tells the story of two inspiring young women Natasha and Minahil, who grew up in Direct Provision and have just managed to survive the Leaving Cert exams, all the while garnering plaudits on the world stage through their work as Unicef ambassadors.
Official RTE press release here: “Natasha Maimba and Minahil Sarfraz met whilst growing up as asylum seekers in Direct Provision, their childhoods spent in cramped caravans on the outskirts of Athlone. Finally granted leave to remain, this film will follow the journey of these articulate, intelligent and funny young women as they prepare to sit their Leaving Cert exams.
The film is pencilled for release in November so watch this space. It will be accompanied by a series of short films for online giving the girls’ own humerous, alternative take on studying for the Leaving.
The ‘Teenage Ambassadors’ is co-directed by Maurice O’Brien and Cara Holmes, commissioned by Colm O’Callaghan for RTE1 and is funded by the BAI.