A gorgeously surreal portrait of the annual carnival in the southern Haitian port town of Jacmel, every facet of which, from the extravagant masks to the dazzling costumes and magnificent street pantomimes, tells a story about the history of Haiti and its people.
In the Philippines, many women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. To do so, they leave their own children behind, before throwing themselves into the unknown. In one of the training centres dedicated to domestic work in the Philippines, a group of trainees are getting ready to face both homesickness and the possible abuses lying ahead.
10 years after the tragic and suspicious death of a teenage girl, her cousin, director Miryam Charles examines the past causes and future consequences of this unsolved crime. Cette Maison is a French Canadian magical realist and experimental documentary, which premiered at Berlinale in 2022.
An intimate and uncompromising portrait of Lyra McKee, the 29-year-old Northern Irish investigative journalist who was murdered by the New IRA the day before Good Friday, 2019. Directed by her close friend, BAFTA-winning Alison Millar, the film seeks to make sense of McKee’s death and the significance it came to hold for the country
Irish Film London is excited to present director Gavin Fitzgerald thrilling documentary Million Dollar Pigeons as part of Irish Film Festival London 2022.
It's time to talk about oil. How we extract it, how we use it, and who profits from it. Emma Davie's timely and cinematic new film explores our economic, historical and emotional entanglement with oil by looking at the conflicting imperatives around North Sea oil.
In the Magway region of Myanmar, a country home to one of the oldest petroleum industries in the world, live husband and wife Thein Shwe and Htwe Tin. Running an unregulated oil field, they produce a barrel every few days. They wish above all else to see their youngest son succeed, to break the cycle of poverty.
Good Night Oppy tells the inspirational true story of Opportunity, a rover that was sent to Mars for a 90-day mission but ended up surviving for 15 years. The film follows Opportunity’s groundbreaking journey on Mars and the remarkable bond forged between a robot and her humans millions of miles away.
The Blue Inmates, follows the making of a theatre production depicting inmates suffering from mental health issues, isolated within “The Blue Building” in Lebanon’s Roumieh Prison, portrayed by their fellow inmates in general population.
As the war in Eastern Ukraine takes a heavy toll on poor families living near the frontline, a small group of strong-willed social workers work tirelessly in a special kind of orphanage to create an almost magical safe space for kids to live in while the state decide the future fate of the child and family.
Richard Harris takes centre stage through hours of unheard tapes to tell his story, whilst his sons, led by Jared Harris, explore their life with a famous father. This feature documentary reveals there was much more to Harris than his hellraiser image.