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Cúilín Dualach

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Cúilín Dualach lives in a small town in the west of Ireland. He is the apple of his mother’s eye, yet his father shows him little affection. Everywhere he goes, people stare at him. Cúilín strives to fit in as best he can but that can be a difficult thing to do when your head […]

A Ferret Called Mickey

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Eight year old Paulie is happiest when dressing-up in his mother’s high heels and having tea parties in the garden. His father however would prefer him to involved in more “manly” pursuits and decides to take action. It is left to Mickey, a ferret with the cutest nose and the sharpest teeth, to sort out […]

Coming Out of the West

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A thought provoking documentary on the pros and cons of two openly gay men living very different lifestyles, Gary, who lives in Kilmeena in the West of Ireland and Keith, who moved from the West of Ireland to the city centre of London. Throughout,we see and hear the varying perspectives from each about their experiences […]

Hold on Tight

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Directed by Anna Rodgers, producer of The Story of Yes, and winner of the 2011 Absolut Gaze Filmmakers Award, this beautiful short documentary explores how gay and lesbian couples show affection, and how small interactions like holding hands in public can carry, not only huge personal significance, but also the power to create social change. […]

Dream Kitchen

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A young man arrives home to find his Dad repairing the car again and his Mum busy cooking, as usual. In these depressingly dreary surroundings the son imagines a luxurious dream kitchen, in which he plucks up the courage to tell his astonished parents the good news: “I’m gay”. But, all too soon, his fairy-tale […]

James

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Young James struggles as the outsider kid at his school. His teacher, Mr. Sutherland, is the only person he feels he can connect with. When James finally puts a voice to his feelings, Mr. Sutherland’s response isn’t what James had hoped for. Directed by Anna Rodgers, producer of The Story of Yes, and winner of […]

Ribena: Stacking Logs

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Three young children stack logs in the garden, helped by their father. The mother’s VO explains the health benefits of Ribena. The mother brings a tray of Ribena out to the garden. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (425)

Goodbye Darling

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Goodbye Darling is one day in the enduring love story of Irish Volunteer Michael Joseph O’Rahilly and his wife Nancy. It is day five of the 1916 Rising, and as the fighting intensifies, a concerned Nancy seeks comfort and diversion by playing the piano, unaware that her husband is leaving the beleaguered G.P.O. to lead […]

A Father’s Letter

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On the eve of his execution on May 7th 1916, Michael Mallin’s two-year-old son Joseph was brought to see him in Kilmainham Gaol. That night, his father wrote a letter that would change Joseph’s life forever. In it he tells family he loves them and asks his little boy to be a priest. Funded by […]

Desmond Egan Collection: Killarney Scenes

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Framed by the stunning surroundings of Killarney, this colourful short amateur film by Desmond Egan features a range of scenes. From a mother and daughter enjoying a picnic at the foot of the mountains to panning shots of the lakes, rivers and springs showcasing all what makes this party of Kerry so unique. The traditional […]

FLUENT DYSPHASIA

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  In this short by Daniel O’Hara, Academy Award-nominee Stephen Rea plays Murph, a father who wakes up after a night on the town to the shocking realisation that he is now fluent in the Irish language but has completely forgotten how to speak English. Confused by this unusual situation he desperately reaches out to […]

GRANDPA… SPEAK TO ME IN RUSSIAN

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This powerful documentary, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, follows director Louis Lentin’s exploration of his family’s history and his particular fascination with his paternal Grandfather, Kalman. Kalman, who came to Ireland from Lithuania in the late 19th Century was one of thousands of Jews who escaped the repressive Russian regime, and one of […]