Alan Gilsenan holding a camera

Alan Gilsenan: Public Presentation

Alan Gilsenan has been exploring the notion of truth in documentary and fiction filmmaking in his UCC Creative Residency. Alan is a writer, film-maker and theatre director who works across documentary, experimental work, and feature films. In this public presentation, he will show short excerpts of his practice, discuss questions around truth in contemporary film making, and invite workshop participants to share some of their explorations. This event will be hosted by Jools Gilson, Professor of Creative Practice. 

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22 Dec 2020


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Free event.




UCC Creative


UCC Creative

An initiative to develop creative practice at UCC. Connecting academia & creative / cultural industries.


  • Alan Gilsenan
    Alan Gilsenan
    Film Artist

    Alan Gilsenan is a writer, film-maker and theatre director. His diverse body of film work extends across documentary, feature films and experimental work.

    His many films include Unless, his adaptation of Carol Shields’ final novel; The Meeting, a cinema drama based on a real meeting between a woman and her rapist; Meetings with Ivor, a cinema documentary about psychiatrist Ivor Browne; an experimental life of WB Yeats entitled A Vision: A Life of WB Yeats; and the television documentary, Daniel O’Connell: Forgotten King of Ireland. Gilsenan has also made a film installation inspired by Joyce’s Ulysses currently on permanent display at Dublin’s new MOLI (Museum of Literature Ireland) and a feature documentary for UCC on their newly acquired The Great Book of Ireland.

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