Category Archives: Films

2010-10-29: The kids are alright

Two children conceived by artificial insemination by their two mothers, bring their birth father into their family life. Continue reading

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2010-09-02: The switch

An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own. Continue reading

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We are family too: why not make a film of it?

Dublin Pride Film Shorts Competition. The competition, now in its second year, is back with a bang with the winners being announced at a glitzy awards ceremony held in Dublin City Centre. The winning short will also be screened at … Continue reading

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2009-12: Invictus

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Continue reading

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2009-11: The blind side

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. Continue reading

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2009-08: District 9, or is it District 6…

The story, adapted from Alive in Joburg, a 2005 short film directed by Blomkamp, pivots on the themes of xenophobia and social segregation. The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events that took place in District Six, Cape Town during the apartheid era. Continue reading

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2005 – The island

A man goes on the run after he discovers that he is actually a “harvested being”, and is being kept along with others in a utopian facility. His first realization is when he sees a clone giving birth for the benefit of a childless couple, before being “sent to the Island”. Continue reading

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Bear cub (Cachorro)

Far from the usual stereotypes, a single gay man builds a household around his nephew. Continue reading

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Breakfast with Scot

A camp child ends up in the custody of a rather conservative gay couple, who are not ready to deal with anything coming their way. Continue reading

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1996: Secret and lies

Successful ‘black’ woman traces her birth mother to a lower-class ‘white’ woman, who denies it; emotions run high as everyone’s secrets are exposed. Continue reading

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1989 – Immediate family

Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy’s baby and that Lucy will sign away custody. Things don’t go quite to plan however… Continue reading

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Torch Song Trilogy

From finding himself, to adopting a child, Arnold has to deal with his relationship with his mother. Continue reading

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Les Misérables

How the ex-convict Jean Valjean tried to find redemption by caring for Cosette who is exploited by her carers after the death of her mother, for which Jean feels guilty. Continue reading

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