Documentary

Fairytale of Kathmandu

It was as a student that director Neasa Ní Chianáin first encountered celebrated Irish poet Cathal Ó Searcaigh. Writing in her native Irish, the charismatic figure of Ó Seracaigh cast a spell on her: his poetry spoke of the land, the deep pain of lost love, and of loneliness. Years later, and ...

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El Gusto

73 year old Algerian guitarist Mustafa Tahmi is late for a reunion. As his car winds through the intricate streets of the Algerian capital, Tahmi takes us on a journey about the intimate story of the music class of his youth, a group of Muslim and Jewish men from the Casbah. They are musicians who ...

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Dublin Day

A Joycean celebration of Dublin in all its aspects; an exploration of the city today and as it was at the turn of the century. Presenter David Norris guides us on the 24-hour journey through James Joyce's Ulysses, which begins and ends in the vicinity of the now-famous Martello Tower, looking out ac...

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Chippers

Chippers tells the story of Dublin's well-established community of four thousand Italians who have owned chipshops in the city since the 1900's. This film features archive footage of the city of Dublin and extracts of short documentaries sourced from the Irish Film Archive and from Istituto Luce (It...

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Solitaire

Solitaire explores encounters between swimmers and solitary dolphins on the west coast of Ireland and the intensity and passion of their relationships. This is a film about love, obsession and solitude....

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Up In Smoke - Ireland’s Smoking Ban

An informative, entertaining telling of the story of Ireland’s 2004 smoking ban, this documentary captures the progression of this radical public health measure, and it’s surprising success, in a country renowned for it’s pub culture. Up in Smoke -Tobacco & The World As indoor smoking bans ...

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Uisce Marbh: Still Water

An hour north of Dublin beside the sea lies Mosney, until recently a Butlin’s holiday camp. For 40 years Irish families flocked here to escape the daily grind of work. A visit to Mosney today presents a radically different picture, as it now a camp for immigrant asylum seekers from all corners of ...

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Too Late For The Early House

A portrait in four parts of the German/Irish artist Joe Boske that looks closely at his life and work in Ireland and Germany over five decades....

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Padraic

Is scannán dráma-fáisnéise é Pádraic faoi saol agus saothar Pádraic Uí Chonaire. Le drámaíocht, cartlann agus agallaimh, insíonn sé scéal beathaisnéise duine de na Scríbhneoirí Éireannacha is mó a raibh gean orthu sa tír. Ach chomh maith leis seo, cuireann sé síos ar bhunú an S...

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One Hundred To One

In July 2005 the Pan Pan Theatre Company premiered their new show, One - Healing With Theatre. It was an ambitious and large-scale performance - 100 rooms, 100 actors, 100 audience members. Each performance consisted of an intimate one on one interaction, which centred on the single question - "Why ...

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