The Hungry Road

Funded by The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund and first broadcast on UCC98.3FM, 2016.

Music: ‘Abbas Hallas’ recorded by Isolda Heavey, Calais Field Music

Photo: RefugeesTV


‘The Hungry Road Leading To Calais’ (NewsDeeply)

‘For Your Consideration: Voices From Calais’ (Broadsheet)

‘We’d Settle For Animal Rights’ (Broadsheet).



 ‘I am just like you I wanna be free’ – Kate O’Shea

‘The experiences and ideas of people forced to flee from their homes are often left out of the global conversation on migration but documentaries like The Hungry Road provide us opportunities to listen to them. The more we listen, perhaps the greater will be our capacity to think of refugees, as the ‘vanguard of their peoples’[ rather than bodies on beaches. For those in The Hungry Road, all they are asking for today is to start again.’

– review by Claire Ellis, The Migrationist: