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Questionable Treatment

Joe McStravick, 12 minutes, 2022

The subject of an illegal "cure" for autism is discussed by Fiona Pettit O'Leary, a woman who is trying to stop the abuse of vulnerable people.

Quintessentially Irish

Frank Mannion, 119 minutes, 2024

With a distinguished cast including former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan, two Presidents, a Prince, and an unconventional Irish Lord, director Frank Mannion looks at the influence of the Irish diaspora, and asks what it means to be Quintessentially Irish with…

The Raj in the Rain

Patrick Cooney, 120 minutes, 2012

The Raj in the Rain is an affectionate, insightful and frequently bizarre portrait of a dwindling tribe – the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy. For centuries, the landed gentry lead privileged lives in palatial mansions on vast rambling estates. Following Ireland’s independence, the…

Ramón: Notes from a Beekeeper

Hilary Kenney, 4 minutes, 2019

Colombian beekeeper Ramón Galvis Rodríguez reflects on the future of our planet as a direct result of the gradual extinction of bees.

There’s No Charge for the Hat

Shane Hogan, 14 minutes, 2013

A humble couple in the Irish Midlands are the custodians of a 187-year-old hat, reputed to have the power to cure headaches and other ailments. Notes by Ross Whitaker.

Recommended Rapper

Caoimhín Coffey, 16 minutes, 2019

The story of Danny Rock, a 22 year-old unemployed young man from a small tourism-dependent town in the West of Ireland, who raps. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Tupac Shakur and NWA, he uploads self directed, edited and written…

Remember Me, My Ghost

Ross McDonnell, 16 minutes, 2011

Over still images of Ballymun’s notorious tower blocks a woman tells her story of a life of deprivation, love, and personal difficulty. Her narration touches on communal solidarity and a love for her own home before turning to the social…

Revolution in Colour

Martin Dwan, 90 minutes, 2016

Revolution in Colour reclaims the story of the Irish struggle for independence during the first quarter of the 20th century from the remote world of black and white to the vibrant world of living colour. A meticulous job of colourisation brings a…


Laura McGann, 87 minutes, 2016

Revolutions introduces the exciting, sometimes brutal, world of women’s roller derby, a non-traditional sport that is gaining popularity but still operates well outside the sporting mainstream. Director Laura McGann followed a number of women over four years as they commit…

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