Oppressed lives of the Irish nomadic people

Float Like A Butterfly stars Hazel Doupe as Frances, a boxing enthusiast who idolises heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali.
Float Like A Butterfly stars Hazel Doupe as Frances, a boxing enthusiast who idolises heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali.PHOTO: IRISH FILM FESTIVAL

Float Like A Butterfly depicts the lives of the indigenous population, who for centuries have lived a nomadic life

"Why don't you just walk away?" is a question that irks film-maker Carmel Winters. In her film, Float Like A Butterfly, a daughter lives with a neglectful, alcoholic father.

"'Why don't you walk away?' is a naive question," says Winters, 48.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2019, with the headline 'Oppressed lives of the Irish nomadic people'. Print Edition | Subscribe