Directed by

Pat Boran

Country of Origin






Despite the fears in some communities, immigration brings many benefits to society, introducing new energy, new talent, and new perspectives, and adding to our shared understanding of the world and what it means to be human. This short film takes its title from an observation made by one of the filmmaker’s friends, an observation that now seems to describe an essential truth of trade and of world history: Immigrants Open Shops.

Director Biography – Pat Boran

Pat Boran is a well-known Irish poet who, since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, has been making short poetry films, often also composing and playing the music. He thinks of short films as being very similar to poems, each depending on rhythm and carefully selected images to connect with its audience.