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Award-winning film-makers Garry Keane & Jamie D'Alton will take part in a Q&A session about the production of 'Toughest Place To Be...' amongst other topics. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your questions to two of the most respected and prolific documentary film-makers working in Ireland today. 

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Garry Keane won the Best Director IFTA for his documentary on Sligo-based poet Dermot Healy, 'The Writing in the Sky'. More recently he received an IFTA nomination for 'The Bypassed'. Other works include 'These Walls Can Talk',  a complex and poignant story about a school that stood at the heart of the Irish Deaf community for over 150 years, and 'Class Swap', which looked different education systems across Europe through the eyes of students. Garry hails from Ballyshannon and still lives in Donegal, but his work takes him around the world regularly, working as cinematographer, producer and director. 

Garry Keane on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user6198108



Jamie D'Alton is the joint managing director of the IFTA award winning Motive Television production company, and is one of Ireland's most experienced documentary producers. Motive's productions include the Conor McGregor documentary series 'The Notorious', as well 'The Fighting Irish' which offers an insight into the world of MMA fighting. 'Toughest Place To Be...', produced by Motive TV, has recently been commissioned for two further episodes in the same format. Jamie currently lives in Dublin but his grandmother and extended family still reside in Ballyshannon.