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An Decay

In the 1940s, four thousand Irish people died every year of tuberculosis, while thousands more were cooped up in sanatoria dotted all over the country. Separated from family and friends, patients in the 'san' lived in their own twilight world, sometimes for years on end. An Decay tells their stories...

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Frank Ned & Busy Lizzie

Frank Ned, a 70 year old bachelor farmer in remote Donegal, thinks his days of dirty laundry and cold dinners are over with the arrival of 40 year old sales woman Lizzie. Frank has no relatives to leave his 60-acre farm to, so when Lizzie 'adopts' Frank and starts to cook for him, the neighbours thi...

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Gods, Faeries and Misty Mountains

An exploration into the dreams and aspirations of women, who moved from different corners of the globe to Donegal and were drawn there by its mystic magnetism. A personal story seen through the eyes of director, Neasa Ní Chianaín, as she herself searches for a place where she feels she belongs....

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Ned Kelly – The True Story

Ned Kelly, son of Irish emigrants and the Robin Hood of Australia has become an international icon since his death on the gallows at the age of 25. However, there has been little agreement on whether he was a martyred hero, a failed revolutionary or a cold blooded murderer. "remarkable" Wexford Pres...

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Islandman

An insight into the life of Johnny Bailey, who sails a traditional working craft known as a Galway Hooker, " An Capall", which was built in 1841. Johnny describes his life and his relationship with basking sharks, seals, and gannets. An Capall still sails to the Aran Islands, but nowadays the boats ...

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Sing On Forever

A highly personal and poetic profile of the playwright Tom Murphy, which takes an intimate look at the very private man behind the public myth. Murphy's plays include such landmarks in Irish theatre as CONVERSATIONS ON A HOMECOMING, FAMINE, BAILEGANGÁIRE, and THE GIGLI CONCERT....

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An Charraig Stoite

A profile of the poet Máirtín Ó Direáin, whose initial nostalgic reminiscences about the Aran Islands marks the beginning of the modern Irish-language poetry movement. "..ar bhealach fíormhaith agus spéisiúil." "..exceptional and fascinating." Foinse...

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Chavez - Inside the Coup / The Revolution Will Not be Televised

A thrilling insight into the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, charting the last seven months in the run up to the April 2002 coup d'etat against him and his dramatic return to power some 48 hours later. Never has such a range of footage of Chavez, the new icon of the left and the thorn in the si...

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Tom Crean Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero

Kerryman, Tom Crean, became one of the most indestructible heroes in the history of Antarctic exploration, taking part in three of the greatest Antarctic expeditions. Using a wealth of photographic and film archive, and interviews with leading polar historians, this documentary tells of his astonish...

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Time Has Come

After the collapse of communism in Romania, hundreds of thousands of Saxons, the so-called ethnic Germans from Transylvania, emigrated to Germany. Hans and Maria represent those who remained behind, but the emptiness brought about by their crumbling culture forces them to abandon their home and face...

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