29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017

New Irish Shorts 8: Documentaries

Sun 16 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / All Ages
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This strand showcases a diverse range of short documentary films. In this programme we explore a variety of themes from human rights to traditional crafts, vintage motorcycles to Olympic dreams and showcases work from debut filmmakers and more established directors.

On Stony Ground

An intimate, reflective look into the tradition of child burial grounds in Ireland.
Director Bryan Inglis
Producer Bryan Inglis

Open Road

A cinematic portrait of vintage bike builder Gary Greenberg and his love of the open road.
Director Charlie Endean
Producers Ibrahim Serra’Mohammed, Charlie Endean & Gary Greenberg


An inspirational Lithuanian-born young woman with visual impairment continually defies the odds over adversity – physical, sporting and cultural – for herself and her adoptive country.
Director Robert Maguire
Producer Brian Baneham

The Wee Shop

Several shop owners tell of the ups and downs of running a corner shop in Belfast through the Troubles and to the present day showing the wit and resilience that got them through!
Director Siobhan King
Producer Siobhan King

The Impossible Flight of the Stone

Filmed in Cuba with Werner Herzog, the film takes us into a barbershop in the small town of San Antonio De Los Banos where the local barber is also a brilliant oil painter who dreams of flight.
Director Bob Gallagher
Producer Bob Gallagher


Uniquely positioned to patrol the night, taxi drivers join to form a suicide prevention team and keep vigil over the city’s streets and bridges.
Director Mia Mullarkey
Producer Mia Mullarkey

The Whistle Blower

Cormac Breatnach’s portrayal of the Sallins case evocatively captures that dark period in Irish policing and criminal justice, and its enduring ramifications for his brother, his family and himself. It is a rare and deeply moving insight on the long-term effects such injustice inflicts on victims.
Director Trish McAdam
Producer Cormac Breatnach

Sekar Arum – Forging the Irish World Academy Javanese Gamelan

Documentary exploring the processes of forging a Javanese Gamelan, from the firing of the metal to its final tonal detailing of harmonic range.
Director Maurice Gunning
Producer Mel Mercier

Tit for Tatt

Tit for Tatt sees two women reclaim their femininity by tattooing over their breast cancer scars – transforming themselves, physically and mentally.
Director Mairéad Ní Thréinir
Producer Mairéad Ní Thréinir