Documentary

Estella

A documentary on the life of Estella Solomons, the Irish landscape and portrait painter. Born in Dublin in 1882 in a country on the verge of great political and social change, she joined the struggle for independence and her portraits record the generation of rebels, artists and literary figures who...

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Aidan Walsh – Master of the Walsh

An extraordinary portrait of one of Ireland's most eccentric underground characters, this film oscillates between hilarity and tragedy. charting self-invented pop star Aidan's life from his harrowing childhood, through to his career as entrepreneur and cult icon, this is a testimony to a unique indi...

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Stolen Lives – Our Boys Stories

Stolen Lives is a three part series based on the experiences of thousands of young children who suffered various forms of abuse in Ireland's industrial schools. The first episode, Our Boy's Stories, focuses on the boys from four of Ireland's industrial schools. In the second, We Were Only Children, ...

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Rotha Mór an tSaoil – The Hard Road to Klondike

Based on the biography of migrant labourer Mici MacGowan (1865-1948) this is a stirring account of his life as a migrant worker and his exile in America at the turn of the century. Mixing archive documentary footage and several silent fiction films, this creative documentary invokes a strong visual ...

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Michael Hartnett – Necklace of Wrens

A profile of one of Ireland's leading poets tracing his life from his early days in Newcastle West, County Limerick to his life in Dublin. Hartnett is a compelling interviewee and discusses his love for the Irish language, his battle with alcohol and his lifelong devotion to poetry. The film include...

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Luke

During a time of huge social and political changes in Ireland, Luke Kelly became a voice for a generation; he sang against injustice and degradation as a nation marched for civil rights and social change. The film charts the rise of the Dubliners and the folk singer whose unique musical style and st...

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It Must Be Done Right

Donal McCann was one of Ireland's finest actors. Spinning yarns from his early days with the Abbey Theatre and his film debut The Fighting Prince of Donegal, Donal McCann recounts his life and times in film and theatre. The documentary includes interviews with John Turturro, Gabriel Byrne, Sebastian...

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Invisible World

Tony Hogan is a spiritual healer who was born with an extraordinary gift. This film explores the invisible world of healing and follows him as a child on his journey through illness into health and then later his first tentative steps to become a healer....

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Dear Boy – The Story of Micheal MacLiammoir

Marking the centenary of the birth of Micheal Mac Liammoir, this documentary celebrates his work as an actor, designer, writer and illustrator and, with Hilton Edwards, co-founder of the Gate Theatre in Dublin. Dear Boy includes rare archive footage of Mac Liammoir with contributions from Simon Call...

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Us Boys

Filmed over four years, this documentary follows the daily life of Ernie Morrow, an Ulster Scots bachelor who farms Oldchurch in Glenarm, Co. Antrim. When his brother and partner of 75 years dies, he continues to live as he has done for the past eighty years....

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