Moira Tierney

*1969 in Dublin, Ireland, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Moira Tierney studied at University College Dublin and the École Nationale d’Arts de Cergy-Paris before moving to New York on a Fulbright Scholarship to Anthology Film Archives. Shot primarily in 8mm and 16mm, her work has screened numerous international venues. She is co-founder of the Dublin-based film collective SOLUS.

TIERNEY Liberty kids HD 4

Liberty Kids / Ireland / 2006 / 5’40 / 4:3

During a super 8 workshop, children filmed and recorded the images and audio of their choice; the filmmaker assembled their material into the finished film. The Liberties is a low-income area of Dublin’s inner city and St. Audoen’s is a public school with meager resources – but one energetic teacher hosted the workshop, which took place during her regular classroom hours.