Projects: Audrey Rousseau – In Loving Memories

“In Loving Memories” consists in a documentary film that explores the struggles for recognition and redress of past injustices in the Irish Magdalen Laundries. Through a recollection of activist’s portraits, the project aims to remember and honor the lives of thousands of girls and women who have experienced these institutions, while giving rise to reflections on transmission of testimonial knowledge.

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 28 min 13 s
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Directed & Produced: Audrey Rousseau
  • Language: English (no subtile)
  • Origin: Filmed in Ireland, edited in Montréal (Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University)
  • Subject categories: Magdalen Laundries, commemoration, testimonials, legacy
  • Creative commons licence: CC-BY-NC-ND


Dates and Location:

Montréal Premiere of « In Loving Memories »

*Wednesday, October 12th, 2016


Centre for Oral History & Digital Storytelling (

Concordia University

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.

Montreal, QC, Canada H3G 1M8


Irish screenings of « In Loving Memories »


Saturday, October 22th, 2016

Time: TBD

The Chapel (room)

Waterford Institute of Technology (

Main Campus Cork Road,

Co. Waterford

This screening is part of the programming of When Silence Falls: Exploring bodily and literary memory in the Waterford Laundry (!1916-home-2016-commemoration-project/ce5g)

* Dublin

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016


Room: TBD

Filmbase (

Curved Street, Temple Bar

Dublin 2


More information to come…


Booking Details


About the Artist

Specializing on the politics of memory, Audrey’s doctoral thesis analyses the contemporary struggles led by survivors of the Magdalen Laundries in Ireland. Interested in the production, circulation and interpretation of social discourses on redress, reconciliation and social justice, she reflects on the role of « memory entrepreneurs » and different aspects of witnessing the past. She authored the chapter « Representations of Forced Labor in the Irish Magdalen Laundries: Exploring Contemporary Visual Art as Potential Sites of Memory », In Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting, Maria Theresia Starzmann and John R. Roby (Eds.), University Press of Florida (2016), where she is ascribing art practices as sites of collective remembering.


Contact and further information

Email: aurca82[at]gmail[dot]com


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