Outside In

Shorts 1 : Documentaries

These true stories recount memories of another time to dreams of happier ones to come, lives lived to the fullest and lives looking for new beginnings. 

Films in this Program

In Between Lands

IN BETWEEN LANDS | Laura Griffin 

Laura, a Korean adoptee, was raised in a small Michigan town. She grew up feeling American and Caucasian, but continual reminders over the years told her otherwise…returning to South Korea in search of belonging and understanding she discovers just how Asian or non-asian she is.

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SYSTEM | Cian Geoghegan

Jerome reflects on his experience in Direct Provision, painting a picture of the psychological toll the system takes on the individual.

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Forget Me Not

FORGET ME NOT |Siobhan Peterson

A daughter, Marylou, recalls growing up with her father, Joe, and his slow decay into dementia.

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Small Steps


Three generations of Ireland’s finest knifemakers live around Bantry Bay, between Schull and Glengarriff, recounting the small steps they follow through their process of knifemaking.

Outside In

OUTSIDE IN | Mark O’Toole 

An immigrant recounts how he and his family survived during NYC’s historic pandemic shutdown during the spring of 2020 when 8 + million people disappeared from its streets. A personal diary of a unique and eerily empty & haunting metropolis captured while running through city streets, embalmed in a state of suspended animation. A surreal experience of a teeming city laid bare and the hope for its future.

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 VISIONARIES | John Desmond Kelly 

Where Sight Fades, Music Speaks. Three visually impaired musicians explore the impact of music on their lives.

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Memory of Mariga

MEMORY OF MARIGA | Jules Charlton

When Irish cinematographer Jules Charlton was a small child he got a ringside seat, through his mother’s great friendship with Mariga Guinness, to the historic achievements of Mariga and her husband Desmond after they co-founded the Irish Georgian Society and saved some of Ireland’s greatest buildings – such as Castletown House in Co. Kildare – from speculation or ruin.

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