RTÉ Re–broadcasts ‘Future Vision’ for Ireland
Today, Wednesday 3 February 2021, RTÉ 2 television re–broadcast, The Prophets Are Weeping, as part of its Future Visions series, which was written and directed by Philip McKinley, a Masters in Theology student in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute.
The programme, which was originally aired in 2019, was filmed in both Jerusalem and Dublin and strongly features St George and St Thomas’ Church, just off Dublin’s O’Connell Street. The church and Discovery Gospel Choir, which is based there, feature as a significant backdrop and inspiration for a new re–envisioning of Ireland’s capital thoroughfare.
The Prophets Are Weeping draws on the ancient wisdom of the Prophet Jeremiah to shape Dublin city centre’s future. The programme features inspiring examples from The Haven Community in Harold’s Cross, the Sanctuary in Stoneybatter and Third Space in Smithfield.
The Future Visions series explored a variety of new ideas for Ireland’s future from a number of different contributors and perspectives. It was a Yellow Asylum Films Production for The Tony Ryan Trust in association with RTÉ.