Opening with Alessandra Celesia's intimate Belfast-set story The Flats, this year's Docs Ireland explores a wide range of topics including feminism, colonialism, music and health. It includes a special In Conversation approach with Asif Kapadia, and a Solstice event celebrating the often overlooked contribution of women in traditional Irish music.

The festival runs from 18 to 23 June.

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I See A Darkness
I See A Darkness
Shot in Paris, Death Valley, and the Nevada nuclear test site, this film essay examines the complex historical relationship between photography, cinema and science.
The Flats
The Flats
Joe and his Belfast neighbors reenact childhood memories from the violent Troubles era in their Catholic district, exploring the collective experiences that shaped their lives and community.
The Taste Of Mango
The Taste Of Mango
Three generations, spanning London to Sri Lanka, weave together in this documentary considering a history of abuse.
A personal story about the return of Sámi artefacts — long held in a museum — to their homeland.
3D dance documentary.
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
An exploration of the Chauvet caves in Southern France where the oldest known human paintings can be found.

Docs Ireland Features

The land remembers
Simon Aeppli on the folk horror landscape of 1970s Northern Ireland
All aboard
Nicolas Philibert on the art of documentary, psychiatry and On The Adamant
Bringing the stories home
Suvi West and Anssi Kömi on the repatriation of artefacts from museums and making Homecoming

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