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communities programme at stranger than fiction


18 - 21 June 2009

Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2

All seating is unreserved

Contact info:
+ 353 1 6624120

IFTA has partnered with Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Festival, which takes place in Dublin 18-21 June, on the "Irish Communities Programme".

The Academy has a limited number of individual tickets for Members to attend the “Irish Communities Programme” screening taking place at 12.00 noon on Saturday 20th June at the IFI, Dublin, which will be followed by a Panel Discussion on “Documentary Change and the Community” at 2.00 pm.

Please see below for full details of the Programme:

Irish Communities Programme, 12.00 noon, Saturday 20th May

The Silent Order
George Fleischmann • 1948 • 10 mins
The silent order of Trappist monks from the Monastery of the Holy Cross, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary go quietly about their business as farmers, scholars, artists and writers.

Bob Quinn • 1979 • 28 mins
This remarkably revealing documentary, set on the a small island off the coast of Donegal, documents ordinary and extraordinary moments in the lives of an unusual community known as “Atlantis”, but more popularly known as “The Screamers” – a group who believe that screaming in itself is a form of therapy.

Roll Up Your Sleeves
Dylan Haskins • 2008 • 27 mins
This debut film was shot over a two year period by Dylan Haskins and his friends. A journey that begins with a series of non-profit gigs in his own home in Ireland, leads to an illuminating European tour with Haskins driving US folk punk band, Ghost Mice, from town to town and discovering that the global phenomenon of do-it-yourself culture is about much more than the music.

Panel Discussion - Documentary Change and the Community, 14.00 Saturday 20th June, IFI Meeting Room
At this time of such change in our society, what, if anything, should be the role of documentary film? There are many questions to be addressed in this discussion – on a fundamental level, can documentary film actually change how a community operates? If so, what are the key issues to be considered? Who decides what stories get told? With the arrival of broadband, can the internet ‘fix the world’? Guided by the Chair, the panel of filmmakers will lead what will be a very open discussion exploring the opportunities, issues and challenges facing those working at the intersection between documentary and community.

Panellists: Bob Quinn (Dir. Family), Áine O’Brien (DIT), Dylan Haskins (Dir. Roll Up Your Sleeves), Tom Burke (Dir. The Liberties), Hilary Durman (Prod. The Time of Their Lives). Chair: James Kelly (Artistic Director, IFI Stranger Than Fiction).

For more info on the festival, please go to http://www.ifi.ie/stf2009/