Tag: Documentary


Sober Minds: an interview with filmmaker Charlo Johnson Blog

Illustration by Toshi Nakamura SOBER MINDS is a short film by Charlo Johnson about the work of Dublin wildlife photographer Paul Hughes, taking visual queues from the snapper’s striking shots of urban wildlife, from fluffy ducklings, swooping gulls to dens full of baby foxes. A contemplative voiceover explains the photographer’s thought processes as he tracks creatures around the waterways and green spaces of the capital,...

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#FiveOnFriday – Meetings With Ivor director Alan Gilsenan Blog

Acclaimed filmmaker Alan Gilsenan – known for his portraits of Liam Clancy (The Yellow Bittern), Roger Casement, Gore Vidal and more – has turned his lens on groundbreaking doctor Ivor Browne in The Wonder Eye (showing at Irish Film Institute as part of the First Fortnight festival). The now retired Professor Emeritus at UCD and chief Eastern Health Board psychiatrist ruffled a few establishment feathers...

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Blues to Borderland: An interview with director Paul Webster Blog

NOW in its 28th year, ‘Cannes on the Corrib’ aka the Galway Film Fleadh is happening this week. One of the many films screening is Borderland, an investigation into the EU policies that contribute to the refugee crisis by a pair of Irish filmakers.   Co-director Paul Webster spoke to me about the documentary and his previous film, Let Those Blues In, the extraordinary story of Navan harmonica...

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#FiveOnFriday with Humans of Dublin photographer Peter Varga Blog

INSPIRED by the Humans of New York site, Irish-based Hungarian-born photographer Peter Varga took up originator Brandon Stanton’s call to start similar projects in cities worldwide. Peter’s Humans of Dublin, while it may not be the only ‘Humans Of’ project based in the capital, certainly seems to be the most popular – with over 90,000 Facebook followers, the vibrant, often poignant, snapshots of life he...

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