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Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay

Alan Gilsenan, 80 minutes, 2013

Alan Gilsenan's feature documentary tells the incredible story of Eliza Lynch, the Cork-born woman who became lover to Francisco Solano López, later the president of Paraguay. Maria Doyle Kennedy captures the spirit of Eliza in her later years, while Paraguayan…

The End of the Counter

Laura McGann, 13 minutes, 2012

A warm look on how Irish people once shopped, this documentary short recalls the history of ‘over-the-counter’ shops. In these, all goods were kept behind a counter and the shopper would wait whilst the owner filled their order; the conversation…


Gillian Callan, 2019

In a small corner of the UK, a battle is being waged. A battle for love. A battle to be EQUAL.

Experimental Conversations

Fergus Daly, 98 minutes, 2007

Featuring a host of well-known filmmakers and critics including Nicole Brenez, Philippe Grandrieux and FJ Ossang (in France) and Irish contributors Maeve Connolly, Grace Weir, Clare Langan, Gerard Byrne, Vivienne Dick, and Maximilian Le Cain, Experimental Conversations draws links between…

Face Down

Gerry Gregg, 85 minutes, 2023

On December 27th 1973, German businessman, factory manager, and honorary consul Thomas Niedermayer was kidnapped from his home in Belfast. He was never seen alive again by friends or family. He became one of the ‘disappeared’, and it seemed that…

Far Out Isn’t Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Brad Bernstein, 66 minutes, 2013

Celebrated as a children’s author for books such as The Three Robbers and Moon Man, Tomi Ungerer’s distinctive animation has also addressed political issues with the protest posters he produced supporting America’s civil rights movement and damning its war in…

The Far Side of Revenge

Margo Harkin, 72 minutes, 2012

Margo Harkin’s powerful documentary is one part in a body of work that has chronicled `The Troubles’ from 12 Days in July (1997) to Bloody Sunday – A Derry Diary (2010). A study on reconciliation, it also experiments with visual…

Farewell Packets of Ten

Ken Wardrop, 3 minutes, 2007

Blending emotional warmth with self-deprecating humour, two elderly women discuss their smoking habits in this short documentary by Ken Wardrop. Lamenting both the prohibitive cost of cigarettes and the young people who nonetheless smoke them, the pair’s wit comes to…

Farmer Michael (The Life and Times of a Social Pariah)

Gerard Walsh, 2019

Farmer Michael is a Galway-based, divisive character getting millions of views online. But his creator, Stevo Timothy, has a past with far more twists and turns than anyone would expect.

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