Secret Family Recipes (2012)

Secret Family Recipes (Documentary, 2012, 53 Minutes)

I grew up in Ireland but left there in 1985 and finally settled in Sydney. I made this film because I wanted to explore what connects me to my family, my community and my place of birth. What aspects of my Irishness will I pass on to my daughters in Australia? What parts will they want? In ‘Secret Family Recipes’ the ritual baking of a family cake unlocks hidden stories of family, community and place.

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This documentary formed part of Enda Murray’s PhD thesis. You can read the full thesis entitled ‘A personal filmic exploration of contemporary Irish-Australian identity’ here.