Documentary

One Faithful Harp

Featuring original new settings by musicians and singers including Christy Moore, Luka Bloom, Eimear Quinn, Michael McGlynn, Steve Cooney, Laoise Kelly and Iarla Ó Lionáird, and unexpected archive recordings by artists like Nina Simone and Joe Strummer of The Clash, One Faithful Harp is a long ove...

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The Temple Builder

Californian artist, David Best, is pioneering a new kind of art where creative and emotive interaction is integral to his work. He is a unique visionary who has profoundly affected thousands of people. The Temple Builder explores the character and motivations of Best, within the context of his work ...

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Mighty Talk: A Journey With DruidSynge

Mighty Talk is an absorbing documentary that documents in detail the Druid Theatre's rehearsal process of the Synge Cycle, involving a company of actors playing multiple parts across the six plays of John Millington Synge, all of which are directed by Garry Hynes....

Locations:

  • Galway, Dublin
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Soil

A field. Water. Mud... Soil is a tidal flow of death and decay....

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Scéal Dhá Oileán - Inis Airc‘s Inis Bó Finne

Scéal Dhá Oileán - Inis Airc's Inis Bó Finne recalls life on the neighbouring west coast islands of Inishbofin and Inishark prior to 1960, and their contrasting fates after that year when Shark was evacuated and Bofin survived to become a place of prosperity. After the evacuation of Inishark in ...

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The Poet,The Shopkeeper and Babu

This is the story of Cathal Ó Searcaigh, the Irish gay poet, who spends part of every year in Nepal where he has 'adopted' a family and their country. Neasa NÍ Chianáin's film follows Ó Searcaigh to his adopted home and contrasts his world in Donegal with his experiences in Nepal. It also explor...

Locations:

  • Donegal
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John McGahern: A Private World

Since the publication of his first book in 1963, John McGahern has been at the cultural heart of Irish life. He is in the happy position of being universally praised by the critics and equally loved by the reading public. John McGahern : A Private World explores the life and work of Ireland's leadin...

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Finding Franklin

Two years in the making, this documentary tells the extraordinary story of a lost arctic expedition. In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out to find a route to Asia through the arctic – the fabled Northwest Passage. The entire expedition vanished, something that had never happened before. Finding Frank...

Locations:

  • Wexford, Waterford, Dublin, Down
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Fight or Flight

This unique and true story explores the diverse experiences of a young Irish man, Peter McCarthy, who grew up in Dublin and how the difficulties endured in his society led him to venture into a world completely different to his own. This is the world of Muay Thai, where Peter embarks on a journey of...

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Fairy Wife - The Burning of Bridget Cleary

On March 22nd 1895 in the small Tipperary village of Ballyvadlea, RIC constables discovered a badly burned body in a shallow grave. It was the body of Bridget Cleary, a 26-year old woman who had met her death because of the belief that she was a fairy changeling. Fairy Wife - The Burning of Bridget ...

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