Gone Means Gone

A short film that aims to create better understanding of the impact of the Sixties Scoop.

It was made as part of a non-profit, non-funded campaign hosted at notmyscoop.ca. The campaign aims to encourage dialogue and promote reconciliation.

Creative team

Writer/director: Traolach Ó Murchú
Producers: Jayden Soroka, Traolach Ó Murchú

Filmmaker’s statement

I started to learn about the true impact of the Sixties Scoop shortly after my son Luan was born. I remember thinking about how utterly devastated I would be if Luan was taken from me and how different our respective lives might be without our connection to each other.

When listening to the stories of Sixties Scoop adoptees, I was struck by how a lack of understanding can significantly compound trauma. This resonated with me because I was able to draw parallels with the history of Ireland’s child welfare system. My goal with Gone Means Gone is to try to bridge this gap in understanding.

About Traolach Ó Murchú

Traolach Ó Murchú

Traolach Ó Murchú is originally from Ireland and has been living between Yukon and Québec since 2014. He has written and directed a number of television projects and short films.

His debut feature documentary Photo City is currently on the festival circuit and focuses on life in Rochester, New York after the demise of the Kodak company.

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