Irish Doc 'Car Park Cultivation' at Mecal Pro

The Irish documentary, Car Park Cultivation, is to premiere at Mecal Pro in Barcelona this April 2011.

This short documentary is about the people who have transformed an abandoned car park on South Circular Road, Dublin into a thriving garden.

Car Park Cultivation was directed and edited by Nigel Heather & Aoibheann O’Sullivan (Tuned In, 8 Things to Remember, Forty Foot) and will screen at the Cines Malda venue on Sunday 17th April at 4pm.

MECAL Pro, the 13th Annual International Short Film Festival in Barcelona, runs from 8–17 April 2011.

For more information on the garden itself visit http://southcirculargarden.blogspot.com/

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School Doc Premiere at IFI’s Stranger Than Fiction Festival

In June 2007, Greendale Community School was the first state school in Ireland to be closed. Documentary filmmaker Aoibheann O’Sullivan went to the school in Kilbarrack to film in February 2007, initially intending to make a 10-minute creative documentary using the sounds of the empty corridors and shots of the empty classrooms. However, after talking to the staff of the school she decided there was another story to be told. The one-hour documentary film Greendale, Death of a School is about the staff who worked together to keep the school running up until the final day.

For further information, or to book tickets, please visit www.irishfilm.ie

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