- Introduction: Documentary in a changing state / Carol MacKeogh and Díóg O'Connell -- pt. 1. Documentary: theory and practice. Speaking out: the role of documentary / Harvey O'Brien -- Transnational scenographies of care: the performance of migrant identities in documentary film / Alan Grossman -- Unheard voices: recording stories from the troubles / Jolene Mairs and Cahal McLaughlin -- Documentary film and history / Desmond Bell -- pt. 2. Documentary: critical practice. True north: the ethics of consent / Alan Gilsenan -- The power of one: Dear daughter and Stolen lives / Louis Lentin -- The faith factor, skill and chance: five years in Would you believe / Julian Vignoles -- Home truths: Prime time investigates nursing homes and Leas Cross / Máire Kearney -- pt. 3. Documentary: policy and politics. The life of an independent film-maker: some tales from the trenches / Donald Taylor Black -- 'An appointment to view': the role of RTÉ's Independent Production Unit in documentary making in Ireland / Kevin Rafter -- Cláracha Fáisnéise ar TG4/Documentary Programmes on TG4 / Ruth Lysaght & Rachel Lysaght -- Digital impacts on documentary in Ireland / Pat Brereton -- pt. 4. Towards the future: interviews with key players. Interview with Ken Wardrop, director of His & hers (2010) / Díóg O'Connell -- Interview with Alan Maher, production executive, Irish Film Board / Carol MacKeogh -- Interview with Mary Raftery, director of States of fear (1999) and Cardinal secrets (2002) / Carol MacKeogh -- Tables. Table 1: RTÉ and independent commissions, 2004-2008 -- Table 2: Minimum statutory spend on independent productions, 2004-2008 -- Table 3: Total spend on independent productions, 2004-2008 -- Table 4: Independent commissioned programming hours, 2004-2008 -- Table 5: IPU spend on independent commissioned documentaries, 2004-2008.
- This collection of essays examines the role of Irish documentary in film and television as Ireland experienced dramatic shifts in its social and political make-up in recent decades.
- 9781859184912 (hbk.) and 185918491X (hbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-167) and index.
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