CinéCCI

Shelter Me: Apollo House

Shelter Me: Apollo House

In the presence of the director Zahara Moufid and the coproducer Jim Sheridan

Dublin 2016. As the homeless problem in Ireland seemed to go unnoticed by those in power, activists and well-known public figures including film director Jim Sheridan, musicians Glen Hansard, Hozier and others came together and took the law into their own hands. They broke into and took over an empty government building, Apollo House, which was lying empty for years in Dublin’s City Centre. The movement sparked massive media interest and highlighted the continued struggle with homelessness in the country, while also steering the public into becoming more engaged with the issue. Featuring music by Glen Hansard, this powerful documentary stirs the emotions and delves deep into the disturbing truth around housing issues in Ireland and beyond.