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Just Bearable - Episode 1

Just Bearable - Episode 1

Unique documentary about Asylum Seekers made by Asylum Seekers. More than 15 powerful stories about immigrant’s life in Athlone Accommodation Centre. You can hear about the personal lives of Asylum Seekers, how they are coping with the reality of everyday life while living in a direct provision site, how the years of waiting affects them physically and emotionally, why they are not allowed to work or go to college and how much benefits they actually receive. These stories will transform how you think about Asylum Seekers in many ways. In the first programme Tandi who is living in direct provision for 5 years is talking about her native South Africa and Simmy from Zimbabwe is saying how tough it is to witness deportation of your friends. This is an Athlone Community Radio Production with the help of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland's Sound and Vision Scheme.


Albertine Denis

Excellent programme and well done to all those who worked on it. Community Radio - where people tell their own stories thanks to support and training offered by Community Radio stations across the country.

Athlone Community Radio

Contributors to this programme are Emmanuelle Uche, Patricia Kagodora, Heidar Al-Hasimi, Simangele Ndlovu, Dinesh Tapa and Asmeret Teklai. Original music by Fergal Cox and Ferg Milton. Produced and edited by Irena Cvetkovic.