Leaving Limbo: “Strength is not about pretending to be okay”


Our dear young friends Natasha and Minahil are stars in the Documentary Leaving Limbo: “Strength is not about pretending to be okay

They have grown up in the Lissywollen Direct Provision site in Athlone and have completed their Leaving certificate.

Natasha and Minahil have shown just what is possible to achieve in extremely difficult circumstances.

Their first venture was an RTE DOC-ON-One Podcast “Our Teenage life behind bars“.  After that they became UNICEF youth ambassadors telling the story of young people in direct provision in Ireland.

There is a lot of talk about the costs, in both human and monetary terms, of migration. This documentary instead looks at the incredible benefits young people in DP  bring.

“Leaving Limbo” airs Wednesday 1st January, 6.30pm on RTÉ One. Catch up on RTÉ Player.

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