Documentary

The Road From Kolkata

Seventeen teenage Dublin students raise €40,000 in funding, then venture out to a remote region of West Bengal to attempt to build two schools in a four-week period. This is their story of how their trip became a life-changing experience....

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Behind the Desert Wall

Hidden away deep in the vast expanses of the Sahara desert, 250,000 people are surviving another day and another night alienated from their rich ancestral home, in one of the most hostile environments on earth. This is the little known story of the Saharawi people of Western Sahara. This film is th...

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Children of the Revolution

This feature documentary tells the stories of Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu - revolutionary women who emerged from the student movements in Germany and Japan in 1968 to become the leading female "terrorists" of their time. Fuelled by the killing in Vietnam, they set out to destroy capitalist p...

Main Cast:

  • Bettina Rohl, May Shigenobu, Leila Khaled, Astrid Proll, Masao Adachi
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Burma Betrayal

'This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know' (Kipling). As protests against the Burmese government gather strength globally, Nic Dunlop's long term project on the country offers a timely in-depth investigation into one of the world's most brutal and repressive regimes, by telling ...

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John Ford - Dreaming the Quiet Man

There are cinematic milestones that have left a marked impression on the landscapes in which they were filmed. John Ford's take on his idealized vision of Ireland, 'The Quiet Man', is one such film. When it was released 'The Quiet Man' became a monster hit all across the world and wonOscars for Best...

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Horses

What might life look like from the perspective of a horse? Not just any horse, but a top-end racehorse in Ireland? This is the challenge Horses takes up, following three promising, charismatic horses over the course of one rather difficult racing year. Beautiful, unusual, and highly entertaining, th...

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The Pipe

A compelling documentary film four years in the making, The Pipe tells the story of the small Rossport community which has taken on the might of Shell Oil and the Irish State. The discovery of gas off this remote coastal village has led to the most dramatic clash of cultures in modern Ireland. T...

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Pyjama Girls

It's a phenomenon that began in Dublin andspread far and wide. Yet the girls who wearpyjamas as daywear, all day everyday, aren'tinterested in grabbing attention.Pyjama Girls traces the intense and explosivemicro-dramas of teenage life against the bleak backdrop of Dublin's inner city flats. In the ...

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Good Cake Bad Cake

A Dublin band called LIR dreamed of conquering the musical world, only to see their hopes destroyed by a multitude of disasters and tragedies. Once feted by the music industry as 'the next U2', their downfall is only matched in grandeur by the scale of their ambition. Unlike the thousands of 'succes...

Main Cast:

  • LIR, Bronagh Gallagher, David Reilly

Locations:

  • Dublin
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Circus Born

This is the story of life in the travelling village that revolves around the Big Top; getting to know the extended family of three generations who carry on the tradition of Ireland's oldest travelling circus. Why would anyone choose to follow such a difficult and challenging way of life? ...

Main Cast:

  • Members of Fossetts circus

Locations:

  • Dublin, Longford, Louth, Meath, Longford, Laois, Galway, Cork, Kerry
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