We are thrilled to be welcoming Alex Gibney back to Belfast to open the inaugural Docs Ireland Festival with this special Q&A event.

An Oscar winning American documentary film director and producer, of whom Esquire magazine said was on his way to “becoming the most important documentarian of our time”, will be in conversation with local documentarian, Brian Henry Martin.

Alex will discuss not only his incredible body of work, but what drove him to become a filmmaker, what stories spark a passionate response in him and what’s next on the slate. He will also discuss the films he has made in Ireland, including No Stone Unturned: An in-depth look at the unsolved 1994 Loughinisland massacre.

His works as director include: The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Going Clear: Scientology, the Emmy winning Prison of Belief: We Steal Secrets, The Story of Wikileaks, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (also an Emmy winner), Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Oscar nominated in 2005 ); Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (Oscar nominated in 2011); Casino Jack and the United States of Money; and Taxi to the Dark Side (winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature), focusing on a taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed at Bagram Air Force Base in 2002.