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The 'What Does Irishness Look Like?' video is playing a blinder on Twitter right now

‘I am Irish. That shouldn’t be questioned.’

A SIX-MINUTE video documenting the personal stories of 15 young Irish people is making serious waves on Twitter this weekend.

IRISH Source: YouTube

Issues surrounding national identity and underlying prejudice are brought to the fore and subsequently discussed from the perspective of Irish individuals, who are forced to ‘justify’ their identity on a daily basis.

A spotlight is shone on the lived experience of our friends, neighbours and colleagues, and ultimately provides a platform from which to discuss society’s perception of identity.

‘Where are you from-from?’ starts to sound like ‘Where are you supposed to be instead?’

The video, which was directed by Ola Majekodunmi, has amassed almost 10,000 hits on YouTube since its upload on Friday, and has been the subject of considerable praise on Twitter in the last 24 hours.

Take a look at this.

If you’ve yet to see it, take a look.

Source: Ola Majekodunmi/YouTube

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