UCDVO Film Series

The UCDVO Film Series is an integral part of UCDVO’s Global Citizenship Programme and is funded by Concern Worldwide and Irish Aid. Hosted in the UCD Cinema the Film Series welcomes attendees from the wider UCD community to engage with five award winning documentaries over five weeks; films which work towards generating a deeper and more critical understanding of global justice issues. Each screening is accompanied by a guest speaker and an opportunity for discussion. Screenings are free of charge, all are welcome but seats must be reserved in advance at this email: info.ucdvo@ucd.ie


Programme 2024

 GAZA - Monday 25th March, 5.30pm, Guest Speaker - Garry Keane, Alison Toomey with Dr Vincent Durac







Gaza is a 2019 documentary film directed by Irish filmmakers Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell. The heartfelt film presents a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, a portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict.


IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? - Monday 8th April, 5.30pm, Guest Speaker - Maryam Madani

In this personal and disarmingly honest documentary Is There Anybody Out There? filmmaker Ella Glendining searches for individuals with the same rare disability as herself. She examines the challenges of self-love in an ableist world, experiences a number of unexpected surprises and encounters people who look like her.


TWICE COLONIZED - Monday 15th April, 5.30pm, Guest Speaker - Manchán Magan

In Twice Colonized lawyer and activist Aaju Peter fights her own and other indigenous peoples' struggle for recognition in a world where colonialism is not a thing of the past. But at the same time, she struggles with her own demons and traumas in a film that tells her story.


QUEENDOM - Monday 22nd April, 5.30pm, Guest Speaker - Declan Buckley (Shirley Temple Bar)

In Queendom, Gena, is a young queer artist from a small town in Russia. She dresses in otherworldly costumes made from junk and tape, and protests the government on the streets of Moscow.  She wants to change people’s perception of beauty and queerness and bring attention to the harassment of the LGBTQ+ community. But that comes at a price.


NOTES FROM SHEEPLAND - Monday 29th April, 5.30pm, Guest Speakers - Gilly Taylor & Brian O'Toole, Wildacres

Notes from Sheepland is a documentary by Irish Director Cara Holmes and writer Orla Barry. It follows lipstick wearing, always swearing, no nonsense, artist and shepherd Orla  Barry. Balancing serenity and wit, it is a beguiling portrait of an unconventional artist and sheep farmer with a passion for the flock.


Screenings are free of charge but please book your seats at info.ucdvo@ucd.ie

The UCDVO Film Series is kindly supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Irish Aid) and Concern Worldwide. The content and views represented in the films should not be taken to reflect the policies and views of Irish Aid, Concern Worldwide or UCD Volunteers Overseas.