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The Ballymurphy Precedent

Callum Macrae, 108 minutes, 2018

Largely unknown outside Northern Ireland, the deaths of eleven innocent people at the hands of the British Army in a Catholic estate in Belfast is one of the most significant events in the Troubles. In one small Belfast housing estate…

Barracks Estate

Joe Lee, 90 minutes, 2017

Following the success of Fortune’s Wheel (about Bill Stephens, the Fairview lion tamer), director Joe Lee focuses now on another Dublin neighbourhood, Inchicore, to tell the extraordinary story of life as lived over 200 years in Richmond Barracks, Keogh Square and St…

Battlefield

Emile Dineen, 45 minutes, 2018

Mick O’Dea RHA is one of Ireland’s most renowned living painters. His diverse range of work includes a ten-year study of the War of Independence, culled from found and researched images. As he prepares a monumental exhibition “The Foggy Dew”…

Behind the Blood

Loretta van der Horst, 90 minutes, 2019

Priest and furniture maker Daniel Pacheco works in one of the most dangerous cities in the world: San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He tries to save lives, but that’s no simple matter in a country with staggeringly high murder rates. The…

BELOW THE BELT

SHANNON COHN,

Executive produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Through the personal and inspiring stories of four women urgently searching for answers to mysterious symptoms, Below the Belt exposes widespread problems in our healthcare system that disproportionately affect women. Through the lens of…

Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey

Lelia Doolan, 88 minutes, 2011

This remarkable documentary, made over a nine year period, charts the story of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey’s political journey since her explosive entry into the public arena in the late sixties. Combining archive footage with a series of intimate interviews conducted…

Best Before Death

Paul Duane, 89 minutes, 2019

In 1992, Bill Drummond's enormously successful pop group The KLF ceased activities. Since 2014, he's been on a world tour visiting Kolkata, North Carolina and elsewhere. In each place he carries out his self-imposed 'work' – building beds, baking cakes,…

Between Land and Sea

Ross Whitaker, 90 minutes, 2017

This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in a community of surfers in Lahinch, Co. Clare, following their on-and off-season lives over the course of a sea-buffeted year. The surfers have dedicated their lives…

Billy Willy

Sean Mullan,
Michael Barwise, 2019

Exploring residue, trauma and memory through the eyes of two best friends and their shared identities. Billy and Willy guide us through their world of jazz.

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