5th Festival 2017
Acting with Conor Madden
This film follows labour activists as they find common grounds with workers, helping them to negotiate with local officials and factory owners over wages and working conditions.
A blind person is probably the least person you’d expect to be a photographer. SHOT IN THE DARK is an intimate portrait of three successful artists who have one thing in common: visual impairment as a starting point for their visual explorations. Watching SHOT IN THE DARK will introduce three extraordinary people.
When the Atlantic cod heads for the Northern Norwegian coast to spawn, the children in the fishing village Myre sharpen their knives and get ready for work. Cod tongue cutting is a tradition spanning generations back, and kids as young as five take part in the process of producing this delicacy.
A New Economy is feature documentary about people making a fresh start towards building a new economy. Watch as several organizations move towards a more cooperative future by experimenting with open and non-traditional business models.
This perfect family-friendly film observes a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers at Ireland’s only primary level boarding school. Headfort School in Kells, Co Meath is a magical place where tradition and modernity are embraced in Hogwarts-like surroundings.
The austerity policies of the Tories have targeted young and old. The NHS is chronically under funded and is being privatised. Students are leaving college with huge debts. Children, pensioners and the disabled are living in poverty…
The Government moves to close Canada’s 150 year old rehabilitative prison farm program. But when the time comes to dismantle the farms, their plan is met by fierce resistance. Til the Cows Come Home is the story of the fight to save Canada’s prison farms.