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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.

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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…

The Road to God Knows Where

Alan Gilsenan, 53 minutes, 1988

The Road to God Knows Where was a breakthrough, iconoclastic film for Alan Gilsenan and remains a memorable zeitgeist movie of Ireland in a transformational decade. The 1980s was a period of social regression, emigration and political crisis. Capturing the…

Rocky Road to Dublin

Peter Lennon, 70 minutes, 1968

Rocky Road to Dublin is a 1968 documentary film by Irish-born journalist Peter Lennon and French cinematographer Raoul Coutard (long-time collaborator of Jean-Luc Godard), examining the contemporary state of the Republic of Ireland, posing the question, “what do you do…

Rocky Ros Muc

Michael Fanning, 92 minutes, 2017

Seán Mannion, a talented boxer from the quiet Gaeltacht village of Ros Muc, Co Galway, left Ireland for Boston in the 1970s and rose to the heights of New York’s Madison Square Gardens where, in October 1984, he fought for the WBA light middleweight crown. This…

Rotha Mor An Saoil (Hard Road To Klondike)

Desmond Bell, 55 minutes, 1999

Developed from the autobiography of Michael MacGowan, an emigrant labourer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Hard Road to Klondike is the retelling of a life of punishing work done at the limits of survival. Voiceovers drawn from…

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