The Guth Gafa International Documentary FIlm Festival in Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath over the August Bank Holiday weekend is proud to be showcasing some of the most recent and best in Irish documentary film.

Emer Reynold’s The Farthest  tells the captivating tales of the people and events behind one of humanity’s greatest achievements in exploration: NASA’s Voyager mission.

At Guth Gafa,  special screening of this film will take place on Saturday 5 August at 4.30pm in the Adam Room at Headfort House followed by a discussion with the creative team behind this spectacular film.   There will be a second screening of The Farthest on Monday 7 August at 2.15pm.

Elián tells the captivating story of the five-year -old Cuban, Elián González whose discovery at sea triggers a bitter custody battle between his Cuban father and relatives in Miami.  Screening will take place on Sat. 5 August at 2pm in the Road House Cinema.

Returning to the place where it all began, the award-winning School Life (formerly In Loco Parentis) goes behind the scenes of Headfort School,  Ireland’s only boarding school for primary school children.

will be screened at the school where it was made, It will be screened on Saturday 5 August at 8pm in the Adam Room, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and on Sunday 6 August at 11.15 am in the Road House Cinema at Headfort House.

A Cambodian Spring is an intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern day Cambodia. It will be screened on Saturday 6 August at 7.45pm in the Road House Cinema at Headfort House.

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