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Who is Dervla Murphy?

Garret Daly, 64 minutes, 2010

Dervla Murphy is Ireland’s most prolific travel writer who for five decades has travelled the world alone and with her daughter Rachel. A fiercely independent woman who turned her back on societal conventions at a time when few were as…

Wild Reconnection

Deqa Ibrahim,
Anna Konieczna., 15 minutes, 2023

Humans were originally hunter-gatherers and foraging for wild foods and plant medicine was a fundamental skill of our ancestors. Restoring this sacred practice we have always known but yet forgot, may help us awaken our deep-rooted power.

Wonder House

Oonagh Kearney, 71 minutes, 2012

Wonder House is a meditative, mesmerising journey through rooms full of exciting ideas and striking visual concepts. This debut film from London-based Irish filmmaker Oonagh Kearney is an experimental work which combines documentary with a loose fictional narrative to explore…

The Yellow Bittern

Alan Gilsenan, 108 minutes, 2009

Completed shortly before he died, this feature-length film about folk singer Liam Clancy presents a revealing and surprising portrait of the man whom Bob Dylan called “just the best ballad singer I’d ever heard in my whole life.” This intimate,…

Young Plato

Declan McGrath,
Neasa Ní Chianáin, 102 minutes, 2021

Headmaster Kevin McArevey illustrates how critical thinking and pastoral care can empower and encourage children to see beyond the boundaries and limitations of their own community, in a marginalized, working class community in Belfast's Ardoyne, which for generations has been…


D.A. Pennebaker,

The most iconic and enduring persona of David Bowie’s chameleonic career was inspired by artists such as Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, and brought the singer to a new level of fame. It was to his fans’ surprise and dismay…

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