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Sinead O'Brien, 80 minutes, 2014

Feature-documentary award winner and crowd pleaser at the Galway Film Fleadh, Blood Fruit takes us to 1984, the height of apartheid in South Africa. Mary Manning, a 21-year-old Dunnes Stores checkout girl, refused to sell two Outspan grapefruits under direction from her union in support of the anti-apartheid struggle.…


Margo Harkin, 107 minutes, 2023

Stolen tells the story of how women who had the misfortune to fall pregnant ‘out of wedlock’ were treated in an Ireland dominated by the Catholic Church. Between 1922 and 1998 over 80,000 unmarried mothers were incarcerated in Irish church-run…

Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village

Aoife Kelleher, 90 minutes, 2016

In 1879, fifteen people in the village of Knock, Co. Mayo witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary. 
The village was declared a Marian Shrine and today welcomes over one million pilgrims annually. Aoife Kelleher (One Million Dubliners) builds a…

The Stranger

Neasa Ní Chianáin, 80 minutes, 2014

The Stranger, is a haunting new documentary from Neasa Ní Chianáin  (Fairytale of Kathmandu). English artist Neal McGregor died alone, aged 44, in a stone shed where he lived without water, electricity or heating on the small Donegal island of Inishbofin,…

Street Leagues

Daniel F. Holmes, 60 minutes, 2020

Street Leagues follows the men and women of the Irish Homeless Street Leagues as they overcome homelessness and addiction through the power of sport. The film documents their journey to playing in the Homeless World Cup and features contributions from…

Strong at the Broken Places

Anna Rodgers, 14 minutes, 2019

Raped at 14 by a Catholic Priest, human rights activist Colm O’Gorman challenges Pope Francis to tell the truth about the cover up of abuse during his divisive visit to Ireland in August 2018. Awards: Best Irish Documentary Short, Docs…

The Summit

Nick Ryan, 95 minutes, 2012

In 2008 eleven climbers died in twenty-four hours in what was the worst mountaineering disaster ever on K2, the world’s second highest mountain, a tragedy that is the subject of this investigative documentary. Interviews, found footage, and reconstructions build on…

The Sunny Side Up

Peter Kilmartin, 11 minutes, 2019

Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs both served years in prison for crimes they didn't commit. After being exonerated, what are the chances they both met and fell in love?

The Swell Season

Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, Carlo Mirabella-Davis, 92 minutes, 2011

A simple, heartfelt love story about two musicians meeting on the streets of Dublin and falling in love while they write songs together, Once is one of the most celebrated and treasured Irish features of recent times. Glen Hansard and…

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