Alan Gilsenan holding a camera

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?

Workshops Dates:

Tuesdays 1st Dec 6 – 8pm

Tuesdays 8th Dec 6 – 8pm

Tuesdays 15th Dec 6 – 8pm

Final Online Presentation:

Tuesday 22nd Dec 6 – 7pm

The Admission ticket sales has ended!


15 Dec 2020


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Online Event
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  • 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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