29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th - 16th July 2017
he Fleadh has a strong reputation for presenting the best in New Irish Documentary cinema and this year we are excited to present the world premieres of a number of exciting titles on a wide range of topics. Highlights include: Rocky Ros Muc, about Connemara native and boxing legend Seán Mannion; The Silver Branch about Burren-based poet, farmer, philosopher and ordinary Irishman Patrick McCormack; Condemned to Remember, which follows Irish Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental as he embarks on an epic journey across a Europe in turmoil; and In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America, which charts how the politician created the framework for peace in Northern Ireland. Other world premieres include the powerful Jaha’s Promise, the moving It Tolls for Thee, and the remarkable Thanks to Your Noble Shadow.
Another World Premiere and Irish Co-production is Butterfly City, a smart and sensitive portrayal of a city that refuses to die and the people who have made it their home. Other highlights include Elián which uses one boy’s remarkable journey to examine a pivotal moment in turbulent Cuban and US relations, A Cambodian Spring, an intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia, The Farthest, a stunning ode to the Voyager space probe told with humour and style and The Peacemaker, an intimate portrait of international peacemaker Padraig O’Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself.