Patrick Kielty and Carl Frampton to close Docs Ireland 5

Jenny Lee
New Late Late Show host Patrick Kielty will appear at Docs Ireland Festival in Belfast


DOCS Ireland 5 will close with a 'knockout' conversation on Northern Ireland politics, education and identity between the newly crowned host of the Late Late Show, Patrick Kielty, and former champion boxer and mental health advocate Carl Frampton.

The announcement comes as Docs Ireland launched its fifth programme packed with over 87 films and events which will take place over six days beginning on June 20.

Former champion boxer and mental health advocate Carl Frampton will be in conversation with Patrick Kielty at Docs Ireland 5


Opening with the Irish Premiere of Fine Point’s portrait of the legendary Cyndi Lauper Let the Canary Sing, Docs Ireland 5 will showcase the wide ranging and diverse potential of non-fiction filmmaking both on the Island of Ireland and across the globe.

Special Irish Screenings include a one-off screening of extraordinary found footage of a 1970s IRA training video thought to be lost and discovered by BBC journalist Darragh MacIntyre in New York, and a retrospective of films by the director of the extraordinary Lyra, and one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting filmmakers, Alison Millar.


The Pull Focus Irish Documentary Competition includes three world premieres, one European premiere and seven Northern Irish premieres.

The New International Documentary strand brings documentaries from all over the world to Belfast screens. Penny Lane returns with her exploration of altruism with Confessions of a Good Samaritan. Paul Sng’s Tish questions why working-class photographer Tish Murtha never got her dues for exposing the reality of poverty and inequality and, in Much Ado About Dying Simon Chambers captures the final years of his eccentric uncle’s life.

Inspiring figures are explored in both The Last Rider and Dalton’s Dream. And My Imaginary Country, by master documentarian Patricio Guzmán, expertly examines the 1973 Chilean Revolution through the lens of contemporary revolutionary social movements.

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