Anima Fatima is a series of short art films made by Philip Connaughton and Luca Truffarelli, in collaboration with eight women from Fatima Groups United. The word ‘Anima’ is the Latin term for soul and this work represents these strong, creative individuals, who together form part of the vibrant fabric of Dublin 8.
The works were developed as the culmination of a summer project in 2021 called Dance Uncovered. Through this project, dance was taken outside the studio and onto the streets. It was an incredibly positive experience where everyone got to know each other better. Very quickly, and particularly because of the isolating nature of lockdown, it became apparent that there was a strong desire to congregate, talk and dance, and a need for deeper creative expression within the group.
These films are the ideas, images, stories and movements that these women decided to share. A glimpse into the soul of Dublin’s Fatima.
Wafa’a Mustafa Zeniah
A Note from Fatima Groups United
Dance Uncovered and its offspring Anima Fatima are highlights of our Fatima Groups United arts and culture work in 2021 during Covid 19 when restrictions were partially lifted.
Producer-coordinator for Fatima Groups United: Richie Keane
Co-Created by Philip Connaughton and Luca Truffarelli
Fatima Groups United is funded by Dublin City Council Arts Office
Supported by IMMA
Developed through the Project Potential Programme
Commissioned by Project Arts Centre
Project Arts Centre is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.