MOORE STREET is a single tracking shot filmed on Dublin's famous Moore Street in 2004 with members of the Dublin-based African production company, Arambe. In the film we follow the thoughts of a young African woman in Ireland as she considers her future, and her unfolding sense of identity as she walks along the city street at night. MOORE STREET documents an iconic street in Dublin at an interval in its official re-development, where already the everyday hopes and dreams of new communities are reshaping the city as home. MOORE STREET was Part of Ireland's entry into the 26th Sào Paulo Bienal.
Originally shot on 35mm MOORE STREET is approx 5mins 45 seconds and is the 2nd film in the CIVIC LIFE series.
Since July 2003 Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor have worked on a unique and richly cinematic series of films made in negotiation with local residents and community groups. At the centre of the work is the relationship these communities have to the environments in which they live and work. All of the CIVIC LIFE films are shot on 35mm cinemascope making extensive use of the long take and involving largely non-professional casts made up of volunteers from the local communities.
MOORE STREET was financially supported by The Cultural Relations Committee at the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism/An Roinn Ealaíon, Spoirt agus Turasoireachta and the Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaíon and in partnership with British Council (Ireland).