The JobBridge internment scheme features quite prominently in my latest ‘Moss Reid’ novel Black Marigolds. Moss Reid hates the scheme. Here’s the trailer for Two Sugars: Intern Ireland, a forthcoming documentary about the scheme…

The interviewees talk about the lack of options and alternatives: “I don’t really have that much choice.” “This is the only thing that you can do.”

The documentary is by Tess Motherway of Abyss Films. As Tess puts it in an interview with TheJournal.ie,

My intention was not to make an expose type documentary, but rather a piece about the interns themselves, the people behind the numbers – their experience, their worries and thoughts for their future.