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Benburb

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‘If there is one thing history teaches, it is that history teaches nothing, man’s nature has changed little through the centuries. Despite progress, people find it more difficult today to live in peace than they did in the past. Each generation has to learn this lesson for itself.’ The Story of Man was a cross-community original […]

Ballinascreen

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Impressed by Terence McDonald’s film The Parish Centre, Fr Michael Collins commissioned McDonald to make Ballinascreen, documenting his parish in Draperstown, County Derry. This charming hour-long colour film, with a detailed narration by Gerry Wills, captures the farming practices, local industry, traditional music and dance, sport, religious life and education of the parish and surrounding […]

Peter Wintonick – Documentary Where Art Thou?

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This outtake excerpt from the Documentary Where Art Thou? project features a loose-form interview with prolific, award-winning Canadian director Peter Wintonick about the difference between fiction and factual filmmaking, myth and reality. Documentary Where Art Thou? is an unfinished project featuring a series of interviews with prominent Irish and international documentary filmmakers and examining the […]

Jon Bang Carlsen – Documentary Where Art Thou?

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This outtake excerpt from the Documentary Where Art Thou? project features a short interview with innovative Danish director Jon Bang Carlsen who discusses his belief that fact and fiction both exist in documentary. Documentary Where Art Thou? is an unfinished project featuring a series of interviews with prominent Irish and international documentary filmmakers and examining […]

Peter Lydon – Documentary Where Art Thou?

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This outtake excerpt from the Documentary Where Art Thou? project features a short interview with British director Peter Lydon who explores the difference between directing for TV and documentary. Documentary Where Art Thou? is an unfinished project featuring a series of interviews with prominent Irish and international documentary filmmakers and examining the subject of documentary […]

Cot, Coracle and Currach – Hidden Treasures

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Hidden Treasures is a four-part documentary series examining the history of Irish folklife. The series combines restored 16mm field recordings (produced by the National Museum of Ireland from the 1950s to the 1970s) with contemporary recordings of traditional rural crafts and rituals. These images emphasise the self-sufficiency of rural householders and craft specialists, as they […]

Kim Longinotto – Documentary Where Art Thou?

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This outtake excerpt from the  Documentary Where Art Thou? project features a short interview with prolific British director Kim Longinotto who explores her practice in which she uses feature-length documentaries to depict the lives of women, and the role of the documentary in the 21st century. Documentary Where Art Thou? is an unfinished project featuring […]

Les Blank – Documentary Where Art Thou?

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This outtake excerpt from the Documentary Where Art Thou? project features a short interview with US documentary director Les  Blank and delves into the making of his film Burden of Dreams which chronicles the production of Werner Herzog’s infamous Fitzcarraldo. Documentary Where Art Thou? is an unfinished project featuring a series of interviews with prominent […]

D.A. Pennebaker – Documentary Where Art Thou?

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This outtake excerpt from the Documentary Where Art Thou? project features a short conversation with renowned Northern Irish director John T. Davis and pioneering US documentarians  D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. Pennebaker examines the development of storytelling in documentary and the drive and determination needed for this style of filmmaking. Documentary Where Art Thou? is […]

Living in the Landscape – Hidden Treasures

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Hidden Treasures is a highly acclaimed four-part documentary series examining the history of Irish folklife. The series combines restored 16mm field recordings (produced by the National Museum of Ireland from the 1950s to the 1970s) with contemporary recordings of traditional rural crafts and rituals. These images emphasise the self-sufficiency of rural householders and craft specialists, […]

Victor Kossakovsky – Documentary Where Art Thou?

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This outtake excerpt from the Documentary Where Art Thou? project features a short interview with renowned Russian documentary director Victor Kossakovsky where he discusses the skill required to be a documentary filmmaker. Documentary Where Art Thou? is an unfinished project featuring a series of interviews with prominent Irish and international documentary filmmakers and examining the […]

Gathering In – Hidden Treasures

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Hidden Treasures is a highly acclaimed four-part documentary series examining the history of Irish folklife. The series combines restored 16mm field recordings (produced by the National Museum of Ireland from the 1950s to the 1970s) with contemporary recordings of traditional rural crafts and rituals. These images emphasise the self-sufficiency of rural householders and craft specialists, […]