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Emile Dinneen on ‘Creative Documentary’ in the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music Visiting Guest Series

09 March 2017

The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music Visiting Guest Series continues on Thursday 16th March at 3pm in P1081 with a workshop by filmmaker Emile Dinneen entitled ‘Approaches to Reality: A Creative Documentary Workshop’.

Emile Dinneen

Emile Dinneen is an Irish film director who grew up in Uganda. He made his first film in Southern Sudan while studying the cattle raiding traditions of pre-Christian Ireland, traveling to the front lines of the country’s 20 year civil-war and living amongst the semi-nomadic Atuout tribe. In 2006 he began teaching children breakdance in Kampala and laid the foundations for a breakdance school.

With some friends from the dance school he made his film Abasezi - The Nightdancers, a feature length documentary about the journey of Tabu Flo dance company as they develop a stageshow exploring a potent traditional myth of supernatural gravediggers. He has worked for some of the UK’s leading documentary directors including Kevin MacDonald and Nick Broomfield, and is currently: in post-production on a film about leading Irish artist Mick O'Dea's hallucinogenic visitation to 1916; writing a drama set on a remote monastic settlement in the West; shooting a documentary with his grandmother.

All are welcome.