Punto de Vista 2021 Winners
Country: Ireland, USA
Direction: Moira Tierney
Defying a highway overpass that split their neighbourhood in two, the local community reclaim their territory using dynamic mural paintings and the subversive traditions of the Mardi Gras Indians to create an alternative version of their history, referring to the various stages of the Civil Rights movement, including the Maroon tradition that united runaway slaves and Native Americans.
Moira Tierney studied at University College Dublin and the École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy (DNSEP), before moving to New York on a Fulbright Scholarship to work at Anthology Film Archives. Her work has been screened at institutions, galleries and festivals including the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Rio Film Festival, the London and Edinburgh Film Festivals, Anthology Film Archives, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and the Film Museum in Moscow. She is co-founder of the SOLUS irish film collective.