Why did the ancient people of Ireland abandon worship of the Earth for worship of the Sky? And why, thousands of years later, did they abandon Paganism for Christianity?
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An Long Chaillte/ The Lost Ship
An Long Chaillte/ The Lost Ship is a history /science docudrama. A film crew follows a team of Underwater Archaeologists and Scientists for three years as they explore the hull of an ancient shipwreck of the coast of Donegal. As the wrecked vessel and its contents are unearthed and preserved, the viewer will take a journey into the past. Don't miss the world premiere on TG4 on the 28/1/15 at 21:30.
Ever wondered what happened after the epic events that are portrayed in the Hollywood movie Braveheart? This riveting docudrama series reveals the untold story of how a Scottish army tried to drive the English out of Ireland 700 years ago. This is a story of two Celtic nations, a shared heritage and a forgotten war that could have changed the course of history.
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Death on the Railroad
Death on the Railroad is an epic 9 year detective story and murder mystery. It is a classic story involving foul play, cover ups, a one hundred and eighty year old murder mystery and voyage of discovery for the Watson Brothers and their project team. This is a Science/History documentary that sets out to solve the mystery of what happened in a remote Pennsylvania valley known as Duffy’s Cut.
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A Terrible Beauty/Áille an Uafáis
A Terrible Beauty/Áille an Uafáis ... a 93 minute feature docudrama is set during the Irish Rebellion of 1916. It will screen at various locations in the UK and North American over the next eighteen months.
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Saving the Titanic
100 years after the sinking of the Titanic, Saving the Titanic is the untold story of the self sacrifice and dignity of the ship's engineers,stokers and firemen in the face of impending death.
Tile Films are an established HD factual documentary production company, specialising in innovative, Irish and international documentaries and series about people, history, nature, science, religion, art, culture and travel. The company was founded in 1989 by Stephen Rooke, one of Ireland's leading documentary filmmakers. The focus is on programmes which entertain and educate and have universal appeal.» read more about us
"TG4's Déithe na Spéire (The Gods of the Sky), made by award winning Tile Films, features new findings that suggest a shower of meteorites helped Christian monks to convert the pagan masses in ancient times. Experts, such as Celtic scholar Patrick McCafferty, explain how ancient Irish people changed from worshipping gods in the earth to gods in the sky - and eventually this helped bishops like St Patrick convert them to the new Christian Church. "
See Déithe na Spéire on TG4 on Wednesday February 4th at 9.30pm
"A Terrible Beauty," its title taken from a famous poem by W.B. Yeats and premiering at 8 p.m. Friday 26th September and 3 p.m. Sunday the 28th September at the Siskel Film Center, is a docudrama of extraordinary power. It is about bullets flying and bodies falling, but it will capture you on a deeply personal level.
A Terrible Beauty 1916-2016 is an ongoing project which has grown out of the TG4 docudrama A Terrible Beauty/Áille an Uafáis which dealt with events during the 1916 Easter Rising from a fresh and unbiased perspective. It is a "Living History" project that will consist of a digital portal for the stories of the participants and living relative of those involved in the Rising in Dublin, including those who led the fight for Irish freedom, those who opposed it, and those - both the famous and unknown - who were caught up in its wake. It will chronicle and preserve vital individual stories as a resource for all.
‘What a remarkable film, 'A Terrible Beauty'. The Irish language with sub-titles, the even-handed portrayal of both sides, the documentary style with the personal stories and the archive film footage and the close-up horror of death. It was gripping - without the 'Hollywood' style 'glamorising' of war.’ Ann Towey, Irish Diaspora Foundation.