A selection of short documentaries screened as part of the Docs Ireland Short Documentary Film competition.
STRONG AT THE BROKEN PLACES
Raped at 14 by a Catholic Priest, human rights activist Colm O’Gorman challenges Pope Francis to tell the truth about the cover up of abuse during his divisive visit to Ireland in August 2018.
Duration: 14 mins Director: Anna Rodgers
Belfast drag artist, ‘Electra’ tells her story of identifying as Queer, and the importance of Queer identity in Northern Ireland.
Duration: 19 mins Director: Joshua McGonigle
A Vision Board is a tool used to visualise and manifest one’s ideal future life. To make one, people search through magazines for photographs that appeal to their specific desires, cutting and pasting them to make an inspirational collage, which is referred to and meditated upon to make their dream into reality. The film shows a Vision Board-enthusiast named Kaya as she hosts a ‘Vision Board Party’.
Duration: 12 mins Director: Jan McCullough
CHURCH: THE WORSHIP OF DISCO, FUNK AND TECHNO
The creators of highly successful religious themed dance music night CHURCH prepare for a follow up, bigger and better than before.
Duration: 12 mins Director: Jamie McBrien
Growing Strong is an observational documentary about Integrated Education in Derry/Londonderry, which follows the students of the Primary Seven class in Oakgrove Integrated Primary School.
Duration: 9 mins Director: Peter Melrose
THE NIGHT IS BLACK AND THE DAY IS WHITE
A mother and a father share their experiences of living with, caring for and loving a child who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Duration: 8 mins Director: Joe McStravick