AFTER THE DANCE tells the very personal story of director Daisy Asquith’s mother's conception after a dance in the 1940s on the remote west coast of Ireland.
Her grandmother, compelled to run away to have her baby in secret, handed the child over to the nuns. Daisy's mum was eventually adopted by English Catholics from Stoke-on-Trent. Her grandmother returned to Ireland and told no one. Daisy’s grandfather remained a mystery for another sixty years, until Daisy and her mum decided it was time to find out who he was.
Their desperate need to know takes them on a fascinating and moving journey, revealing to them the fear and shame that Catholicism has wrought on the Irish psyche for centuries while connecting them with a brand new family living an extraordinarily different life.
Director: Daisy Asquith
Producers: Alan Maher, Doireann de Buitléar