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BBC4 doc strand Storyville and the Irish Film Board (Ifb) have ordered a documentary from Crazy About One Direction-director Daisy Asquith.

After the Dance will chart Asquith’s investigation into her own complicated family history on the west coast of Ireland.

The feature-length film will trace the fallout experienced by Asquith’s family after her mother was conceived to unmarried parents and adopted, unpicking a past dominated by secrets and shame and involving a new family in County Clare.

Asquith said: “My grandmother suffered an appalling injustice at the hands of the Catholic church, being forced to give up her baby after a secret pregnancy she dared tell no-one in her family about.

“The shame at these stories still exists, which makes this a tough film to make. But I make it with love and pride in my Irish family.”

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- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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