Kelly Gallagher November 21 2023

Kelly Gallagher, associate professor of film in the Department of Film and Media Arts, won a $5,000 Moving Image Fund pre-production grant from LEF Foundation for her forthcoming feature “By All Your Memories.” The LEF Foundation awarded 14 Moving Image Fund grants totaling $52,500 in support of feature-length documentary works by New England-based filmmakers; Gallagher’s film is produced by the New England-based producer Mary Jirmanus Saba.

In “By All Your Memories,” an Irish-American abolitionist filmmaker traces histories of solidarity between Ireland and Palestine after learning about Robert Kennedy’s assassination and the conviction of Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. What happened to the anti-colonial politics of many Irish immigrants after they came to America? What role can memory play in building a future liberated world?