Irish Studies

FAIRYTALE OF KATHMANDU
FAIRYTALE OF KATHMANDU

LGBTQ  Anthropology  Asian Studies  Irish Studies  Literature  2009  Directed by Women 

When a filmmaker accompanies a celebrated, openly gay poet on one of his many trips to Nepal - where he is revered for his philanthropy and generosity towards young men - she discovers all is not what it seems. A thought-provoking documentary about exploitation, sexual tourism and the developing world.

LIKE A SHIP IN THE NIGHT
LIKE A SHIP IN THE NIGHT

Irish Studies  Women's Studies  Political Science  Health  2008  Directed by Women 

Abortion is illegal in Ireland. Yet every year, more than 8,000 women travel in secret to England to have abortions. They do so despite the risk of life imprisonment and social stigmatization. Like A Ship in the Night follows three such women as they plan their journeys across the sea.

THE ROAD OF WOMEN: VOICES OF IRISH WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS
THE ROAD OF WOMEN: VOICES OF IRISH WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS

Women's Studies  Irish Studies  Political Science  Europe  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women 

The voices of women prisoners take us on a journey to Northern Ireland, a journey into and out of prison, a journey of personal and political struggle and growth.

A CALL TO ARMS
A CALL TO ARMS

Irish Studies  Sociology 

A Call To Arms tells the extraordinary story of the Young Irelanders and the Uprising of 1848 in Ireland. 1848 was a year when all of Europe was in turmoil and Ireland was no exception.

CELTIC WAVES: THE FLOW OF IRISH EMIGRATION
CELTIC WAVES: THE FLOW OF IRISH EMIGRATION

Economics  Irish Studies  Sociology  Immigration 

This documentary explores the effects of 150 years of emigration trends on the culture of Ireland. It examines four specific time periods—the 1840s Famine, the turn of the twentieth century, the hostile 1950s, and the 1980s and 1990s, with the emergence of the 'Celtic Tiger' economy.

SEX IN A COLD CLIMATE
SEX IN A COLD CLIMATE

Women's Studies  Irish Studies  Sociology 

This historical documentary is a deeply disturbing portrait of Magdalene Asylums run by Catholic nuns in Ireland. For over a hundred years girls and young women were sent to live and work in the Magdalene Asylums’ Laundries after they’d had sexual or 'sinful' contact with men.

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UNEXPECTED OPENINGS

Irish Studies  Peace & Conflict  Terrorism Studies 

This video chronicles the evolution of the paramilitary organizations in Northern Ireland from the time of the "Troubles" through the current tenuous peace process.

OUT OF THE ASHES: NORTHERN IRELAND'S FRAGILE PEACE
OUT OF THE ASHES: NORTHERN IRELAND'S FRAGILE PEACE

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Irish Studies 

Part of a series of documentaries on conflict resolution in the world's trouble spots, offers personal and historical views of the unrest in Northern Ireland from the mid-Sixties to the present day.

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JAMES JOYCE: THE TRIALS OF ULYSSES

Irish Studies  Literature 

Tells the story of Joyce's epic novel, Ulysses, his most famous creation and certainly the most renowned work of fiction of the twentieth century. Filmed in Zurich, Trieste, New York and Dublin, the video portrays Joyce's own trials as a writer, his long struggle with his magnum opus, and his persistence in trying to have his "buke" made available to a mass audience.

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IF THESE WALLS COULD SPEAK!: MURAL PAINTING IN BELFAST

Sociology  Irish Studies  Cultural Studies  Art History  Directed by Women 

This documentary examines the tradition of both the Catholic/Nationalist and Protestant/Loyalist communities in Northern Ireland of painting huge murals on building walls, both as a way to celebrate cultural heroes or commemorate significant historical events as well as to demarcate their respective neighborhoods.

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TO LIVE FOR IRELAND

Political Science  Irish Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the political turmoil and sectarian violence that has racked Northern Ireland for the last twenty years by profiling the efforts of the Social Democrat and Labor Party (SDLP) to achieve peace in Northern Ireland through nonviolent means.

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ABORTION: STORIES FROM NORTH AND SOUTH

Asian Studies  Health  Irish Studies  Latino Studies  Political Science  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Each year, an estimated 30 to 55 million women throughout the world obtain induced abortions. More than half of these abortions are illegal and an estimated 84,000 of them result in death. This cross-cultural survey shows how abortion transcends race, religion and social class, and how differences in the practice and perception of abortion are mainly in the degree of secrecy and danger accompanying it.

MOVING MYTHS
MOVING MYTHS

Education  Irish Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

A provocative look at the Protestant and Catholic churches in Ireland, examining both the myths and realities of their legislative and educational influence on such issues as abortion, contraception, homosexuality, and women's rights.

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SONS OF DERRY

Irish Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Portrays the efforts of two men-the Protestant Glen Barr, one-time political advisor to the Ulster Defense Association, and the Catholic Paddy Doherty, former spokesman for the Derry Defense Association-to overcome the bitter enmities of the past with imaginative solutions to the problems of Northern Ireland's second largest city.

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NO OFFENCE: LOVE'S OLD SWEET SONG

Irish Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Women's Studies 

"LOVE'S OLD SWEET SONG?" examines the changing status of women in Ireland and the struggle to gain women's rights from the government, the Church, and employers.

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NO OFFENCE: HOLY GROUND?

Women's Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Irish Studies 

"HOLY GROUND?" examines the changing face of Catholicism, including the recent sexual abuse scandals and controversies surrounding contraception, abortion, and the role of women in the Church.

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NO OFFENCE: IRELAND'S OTHER PROTESTANTS

Irish Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Women's Studies 

"Ireland's Other Protestants" examines the status of Protestants in the Republic of Ireland and the perceptions of Northern Protestants about their co- religionists.

NO IRISH NEED APPLY
NO IRISH NEED APPLY

American Studies  American History  Sociology  New York City  Irish Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Novelist Peter Quinn hosts this documentary on Irish immigration into New York City in the mid-nineteenth century. The video visits the NYC locations described in Quinn's novel, The Banished Children of Eve, combining historical photos from the 1860's with remnants of the buildings in the 1990's.

HARP OF MY COUNTRY
HARP OF MY COUNTRY

Irish Studies  Literature  Music 

This musical biography is a documentary-style recreation of the life of Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Ireland's greatest national lyric poet, whose melodies and poems were revered throughout 19th-century Europe.

FROM SHORE TO SHORE: IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC IN NEW YORK CITY
FROM SHORE TO SHORE: IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC IN NEW YORK CITY

American Studies  Irish Studies  Music  New York City  Immigration 

Examines both the continuity and the changes that have affected Irish traditional music since the turn of the century. Using New York City as the focus, this video mixes historical photographs and film footage with contemporary interviews and performances.

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