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.
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.