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The Missing Children


A powerful documentary about an Irish scandal has won an award at the 2022 Baftas for best Specialist Factual.

The Missing Children tells the story of the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway, which operated between 1925 and 1961.

In 1975, 2 boys playing on the site discovered skeletons.

There are 2 stories explored in the documentary. One is that as many as 800 children had died in the Home and been carelessly buried in the grounds.

The others is that as many as 1000 children were illegally sent to the US for adoption.

Survivors tell the stories - adoptees who grew up in the US, and siblings of children who died in the Home.

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