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Docs Ireland examines the State Of Journalism

Day two of Docs Ireland saw the launch of our industry programme, featuring events on audio documentary and the move from linear to digital.

BBC Northern Ireland’s Head of Commissioning, Eddie Doyle, provided insight into the pivot from traditional TV broadcasting to the digital iPlayer environment, and how this has affected documentary in particular.

Over at the Crescent Arts Centre, writer Una Mullally, filmmakers Alison Millar and Trevor Birney, and broadcaster Gavin Esler led an illuminating discussion on the state of journalism, both in documentary and the wider media landscape. The panel was hosted by William Crawley, presenter of BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback.

Meanwhile, our screenings of the epic Apollo 11 and Power Of Ten– in collaboration with Our Place in Space which has events running across Northern Ireland throughout 2022 – was introduced by renowned artist Oliver Jeffers in the historic surroundings of Ulster Museum.

Other highlights included Terrence Malick’s nature-themed IMAX epic Voyage of Time, a look at the life and legacy of Diana in The Princess, a deep dive into the origins of the New Romantics in Tramps!, and an exploration of Native American bareback horse riding in Brick Mule.