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DAUGHTERS OF THE TROUBLES: BELFAST STORIES
DAUGHTERS OF THE TROUBLES: BELFAST STORIES

Irish Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary offers first-person accounts of the lives of two working-class Belfast women told against the violent history of the last twenty-five years in Northern Ireland.

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AN IRISH (AMERICAN) STORY

American Studies  Irish Studies  Immigration 

Mary Crehan Dillon, the filmmaker's 96-year-old Irish-American grandmother, who as a 17-year-old emigrated alone to the U.S. in 1911, reminisces about her early life in Ireland, her momentous decision to emigrate, and her new life in America.

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MILLION BRICKS, A

Irish Studies  Peace & Conflict  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Urban Studies 

This video tells the story of Springfield Park, a housing estate built in the early Sixties in West Belfast, made up of both Catholic and Protestant families who lived side by side in harmony.

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KEEP THE PARTY GOING: IRISH WAKES

Anthropology  Death & Dying  Irish Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry 

This video explores the Irish tradition of 'waking the dead,' when an all-night vigil is maintained at the home of the deceased the night before burial.

FAMINE SHIP
FAMINE SHIP

Art History  Irish Studies 

Filmed over a two-year period, this video traces the creation of sculptor John Behan's "Famine Ship," a large bronze sculpture commissioned by the Irish Government in 1997 to commemorate the famine of 1845-47.

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REEL IRISH

Dance  Irish Studies  Performing Arts  Women's Studies  Immigration 

This video examines the world of amateur Irish dancing, featuring interviews with Irish women in Great Britain who have passed on this cultural tradition within their own families and the wider Irish immigrant community.

BOOKS IN THE BLOOD
BOOKS IN THE BLOOD

Irish Studies 

This video tells the story of Des and Maureen Kenny, two young Irish university graduates, who in 1940 established a small bookshop in Galway, which has today become one of the most famous and beautiful bookstores in the world.

UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE
UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE

Irish Studies  Directed by Women 

This feature-length film dramatizes the experiences of three Irish children during the Great Potato Famine of 1845.

DOWN TO THE BEDROCK
DOWN TO THE BEDROCK

Archeology  Irish Studies  World History 

This video chronicles the recently completed archaeological excavation in the Temple Bar area of Dublin, which produced evidence of the first Viking settlement established in A.D. 841, as well as a pre-Norman settlement confirmed to be the earliest origins of the city.

THE HARD ROAD TO KLONDIKE
THE HARD ROAD TO KLONDIKE

American Studies  Irish Studies  Sociology  Immigration 

Based on the autobiography of Donegal-born Michael MacGowan, ( 1865-1948), this video is a stirring account of his life as a migrant worker and exile in America at the turn of the century.

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DANCE LEXIE DANCE

Short Films  Dance  Irish Studies  Children & Young Adult 

This short drama, nominated for an Academy Award in 1998 as Best Live-Action Short, tells the story of Laura, a 12-year-old Protestant girl who wants to be a Riverdancer when she grows up.

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35-ASIDE

Short Films  Children & Young Adult  Irish Studies 

The most critically acclaimed short film ever made in Ireland, and winner of over forty international awards, this witty and visually imaginative comedy relates the childhood trials and tribulations of Philip, who is having a hard time at his new school.

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THE PIPES ARE CALLING

Short Films  Music  Irish Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Portrays a summer bagpipe school in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where piping enthusiasts from all over North America gather to learn the craft and music of the traditional instrument of the Scottish highlands.

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IRELAND, MOTHER IRELAND

Performing Arts  Music  Irish Studies 

This concert, performed at the elegant 18th-century Dublin residence of the American Ambassador to Ireland, Jean Kennedy Smith, features tenor James W. Flannery, accompanied by pianist William Ransom and harpist Cormac DeBarra, who perform a wide range of Irish favorites, including traditional melodies.

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BLOOMSDAY

Literature  Irish Studies  Cultural Studies 

Portrays the day-long Bloomsday celebration, when James Joyce devotees annually recreate and relive, through role-playing and readings, the famous odyssey of Leopold Bloom around Dublin on June 16th, 1904, as immortalized in Joyce's classic novel, Ulysses.

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I CREATED DRACULA

Literature  Irish Studies 

This documentary examines the life and work of the Dublin born writer, Bram Stoker (1847-1912), who is best known as the author of the classic horror novel, Dracula.

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