Alan Gilsenan

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Alan Gilsenan, Irish writer, director and filmmaker.

A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin – he won First Class Honours in Modern English and Sociology – Gilsenan received the inaugural A.J. Leventhal Scholarship. Gilsenan was also editor of The Piranha while at Trinity. He has since made a number of award-winning documentary films about Ireland.

He is currently chairperson of the Irish Film Institute, a member of the Irish Film Board, and of the Board of the International Dance Festival Ireland.

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  • The Road to God Knows Where, 1988.
  • God Bless America: Gore Vidal, 1995.
  • All Soul's Day, 1997.
  • God Bless America: Marsha Hunt, 1997.
  • The Irish Empire, TV series documentary, 2000.
  • Zulu 9, short film, 2001.
  • The Ghost of Roger Casement, director and writer, 2002.
  • Sing on Forever, director and writer, 2003.
  • Timbuctu, 2004.
  • The Legend of Liam Clancy, director and writer, TV miniseries documentary, 2006.
  • The Asylum, 2006.
  • The Hospice, director and writer, 2007.
  • Paul Durcan: The Dark School, 2007.
  • The Importance of Being Irish, 2008.
  • The Yellow Bittern:The Life and Times of Liam Clancy, documentary, 2009.
  • Treasure of the Bogs, director and writer, 2011.
  • Unless, 2016

Other work[edit]

  • Stories from the Silence
  • Prophet Songs
  • Between Heaven and Woolworths
  • Emerald Shoes
  • The Green Fields of France
  • The Road to God Knows Where II
  • Eh Joe

Theatre productions[edit]

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