Imagining the Truth – Alan Gilsenan
This series of workshops will be based upon the theme of Imagining the Truth – reflecting, in both a practical and philosophical way, on how the truth is mediated in both documentary and fiction films. Reflecting equally on both screen-writing and directing, the workshops are aimed at all who are interested in either making or watching films. Or both.
Is truth attainable or even desirable in a work of art? Is truth simply an outmoded notion in our global digital age? Or are we simply just bored with the truth?
Tuesdays 1st Dec 6 – 8pm
Tuesdays 8th Dec 6 – 8pm
Tuesdays 15th Dec 6 – 8pm
Final Online Presentation:
Tuesday 22nd Dec 6 – 7pm
Alan GilsenanFilm 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.