Aodh Breathnach • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #538
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!
This week Pip is joined by documentary and film maker AODH BREATHNACH!
Just quickly - a little assist on pronunciations when talking about this episode - AODH is like a capital 'A', and BREATHNACH is like 'Brennok'. In case you need it! Also - trigger warnings in this episode for knife crime and trauma, in case these subjects cause discomfort for you.
Aodh is a skilled and experienced documentary producer, who has recently completed one of the tougher productions in his career - one centred around his own lived experience as a survivor of knife crime. A heavy and tough sounding viewing for sure, involving a traumatic period in the director's life (and one shared, unfortunately, with many) - but listening to Aodh talking about how he handled it, the ramifications and echoes, and the world he now navigates is an inspiring and positive thing indeed. This violent side of society doesn't pop out of nowhere, and it's interesting hearing about the tremors, potential causes and some of the accelerants that are in the mix with it all. There are also many activists and organisations out there offering assistance, which will be linked below. Be sure to watch Aodh's doc 'Scars' on BBC, and engage in the rest of what he's doing too. Some great work being done.
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