Being Stan: A Life in Focus

(11 Feb 2020)


Thursday 13th February 2020
RTÉ One - 10.15pm 

Sister Stanislaus Kennedy recently turned 80. Over the last 60 years, her tireless campaigning, activism and outreach on behalf of people who are  homeless and marginalised have changed countless lives and made her a national figure. Now, though, Stan, as she is affectionately known, has been forced by a cancer diagnosis to take a step back from all that.  She has undergone treatment and is in recovery, but, after decades of doing, is having to learn simply how to be. Oscar-winning actress, Brenda Fricker, narrates this documentary about the founder of Focus Ireland, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Young Social Innovators, revealing the matrix of family, friendships and faith that has inspired and sustained Sister Stan in her battles for a fairer, more compassionate society. 

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