Dennis Harvey is a filmmaker based in Ireland, whose documentary films deal with migration, identity and bureaucracy. Harvey works closely with the tion companies Story and MDEMC in Stockholm, where he is a director and a producer. In his films, he often uses Jean Rouch’s approach cinéma vérité and interrogates the political through the personal. Harvey’s film I Must Away discusses migration and is seen at DocPoint this year. Shot during seven years, the film is partly personal for Harvey who himself has also migrated to another country due to work and studies. The essayistic document sheds light on the inequality of migrants coming from different countries.
Harvey has studied film and Spanish in Trinity College in Dublin and has a Master’s Degree in Cinema Studies from Stockholm University. He is also part of Noncitizen collective which offer for example filmmaking mentorship for refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.
Dennis Harvey is present in the screening of his film I Must Away on Wed, Jan 31.