Dearbhla Glynn
Jan 16 2017 Posted: 11:41 GMT
Huston School Guest Session: Dearbhla Glynn, Thursday January 19th, 2017, 2.30pm

 Dearbhla Glynn is an award-winning artist, documentary filmmaker and teacher, specializing in explorations of conflict and its effect on women and children. Among her films are Gaza: Post Operation Cast Lead (2010) which offered a personal insight into the day-to-day living conditions faced by the Gaza Strip's 1.5 million conflict-stricken inhabitants. Her 2013 feature film The Value of Women in The Congo documents the issue of rape and conflict in Eastern Congo and explores the experience of the victims as well as the perspective of the perpetrators behind these appalling crimes. Film maker Kirsten Sheridan described the film as "a brave and delicately handled piece of war reportage. It is hard-hitting, while showing many sides of the story. It avoids sensationalism, while never shying away from the very difficult themes. It is an important, devastating piece of human rights documentary filmmaking”. Both films won Grand Prize at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties Human Rights Film Awards.

In this session at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Dearbhla will screen her films and discuss her process including the considerable challenges she has faced as a documentary filmmaker.

Some of Dearbhla’s films can be found here: