Directed by: Anna Rodgers, Produced by: Hilary O’Donovan, Company: Coco Television, Commissioned by: RTÉ and the BAI, Ireland, English, 4×50’, 2014, Rights: World exlc. Ireland
Norah’s Traveller Academy is a four-part documentary series in which entrepreneur and mentor Norah Casey known from RTÉ’s Dragons Den, attempt to kickstart the business potential of four talented young traveller women. Tracy Joyce, a determined cub reporter; Leanne McDonagh, a gifted artist; Ann Rose Mongan a promising designer and Christine Collins, a would-be beautician.
Norah’s Traveller Academy is groundbreaking Irish television, where we are genuinely seeing into the lives of these young ambitious Traveller women and their journey to creating viable businesses in a country where they still experience prejudice and exclusion.