Posted the 27 May, 2013 | 0 Comments
In 1982, the Argentinian army invaded the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. Although the islands have been controlled by Britain since the mid-1800s, the Argentinians claimed ownership over the islands they called ‘Islas Malvinas’.
The British launched a counter-invasion force and eventually overcame the Argentinians – over 900 people died in the conflict.
Two of those on the islands at the time were Andy Brownlee and Ronnie Quinn. Andy is from Belfast and had just moved to live on the islands. Ronnie is from Buenos Aires, of Irish extraction, and had been conscripted into the Argentinian army.
Andy and Ronnie both spoke to Buenos Aires-based, Irish journalist, Paul Byrne about the war and its effect on them.
Posted the 27 November, 2011 | 0 Comments
As part of the Shell sponsored ‘Powerland’ series for GlobalPost I put together this report exploring how a long scorned population of waste scavengers are now being embraced by the municipal government of Buenos Aires in a citywide waste-management programme.
Posted the 23 February, 2011 | 2 Comments
Posted the 13 March, 2010 | 0 Comments
Ireland’s national broadcaster; RTE’s special for St. Patrick’s day on Irish people flying the flag in some more atypical locations around the world. Please give our piece from Buenos Aires a vote… “A through the eyes look at the life of Kilkenny man; Mike Connery in Argentina and how his involvement in reigniting hurling is winning him friends and opportunities in his newly adopted homeland”. It includes footage from the recent GAA Allstar´s trip to Buenos Aires
Posted the 30 October, 2009 | 0 Comments
[media id=9]A commercial documentary I produced and directed for US Television highlighting the lavish lifestyle available in Dubai. A contemporary way of life is being supported by a culture of inclusive and progressive social structures. The documentary includes interviews with some of the leading minds behind the tiny emirates world renowned developments and gives a birds eye view on what can be expected for the future
Posted the 29 September, 2009 | 0 Comments
[media id=18] ‘Serbia through a longer lens’, my first self shot, self produced documentary.
The Republic of Serbia, a part of the Former Yugoslavian Territory is trying to drag itself from the remnants of over a decade of conflict. External bridges are proving difficult to mend and there is a lack of trust in politicians and their ability to help the country escape its troubled past.
But there are those whom think the international media must bear some responsibility for Serbia’s problems — particularly in the way it is perceived by the outside world.
From Vietnam onwards the reporting of conflict has always been complex and controversial.
This documentary examines what lessons can be learned from the reporting of the Balkan conflicts that can shed light on the media’s role during times of national upheaval.
Posted the 27 July, 2009 | 0 Comments
[media id=10]Commercial documentary produced and directed by Paul Byrne for US Television broadcast on Fox 5 highlighting the business perspective on one of the worlds most renowned tropical getaways.