‘Bananas on the Breadboard’ is a 52 minute documentary celebrating life and traditions in the markets area of Dublin’s North West Inner City. Through a series of interviews with local people and location and archive film, the documentary tells stories from the fruit and vegetable market, the former fish market and Smithfield. It also tells the story of street trading synonymous with this part of the city which many local families, particularly women, have been involved in for generations.
As well as the many interviews with local people the film features the last interview with Tony Gregory who was a passionate defender of the women’s right to trade in their own city. There is also a contribution from Johnny Giles who spent his early years kicking ball in Ormond Square while his mother was out street trading.
Very interesting and well worth a look. Visit www.joelee.ie/portfolio/bananas-on-the-breadboard/