Arthur MacCaig

Born in Weehawken, New Jersey in 1948, Arthur MacCaig directed and produced documentary films starting in 1978.

He produced numerous reports for the television service of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris and was the founder of DATHANNA, an independent production company of documentary films.

MacCaig received a degree in anthropology from the University of Hawaii in 1971, and a degree from France's National School of Cinema in 1977.

He passed away in Belfast in 2008.

Icarus Films is proud to distribute ten films by MacCaig. Discover more of our featured filmmakers.


The first definitive film treatment of the Basque-Spanish conflict, EUSKADI looks at the tumultuous history of a long running struggle which is far from its resolution.

Arthur MacCaig | 1984 | 97 minutes | Color

Illuminating stories told by scientists who actually worked on the Manhattan Project.

Arthur MacCaig | 1996 | 55 minutes | Color | English

Examines an unusual loophole in Britain's attempt to quell media access in the Irish conflict.

Arthur MacCaig | 1996 | 13 minutes | Color

Examines the current conflict in Northern Ireland after a quarter century.

Arthur MacCaig | 1989 | 52 minutes | Color

Republicans in Northern Ireland answer the question "What are you fighting for?"

Arthur MacCaig | 1996 | 14 minutes | Color | English

The history of the long and bitter battle for Northern Ireland.

Arthur MacCaig | 1979 | 93 minutes

Traces the history of Ireland through her music, and Ireland's music through her history.

Arthur MacCaig | 2005 | 55 minutes | Color | English

Investigates the role played by the Spanish and French governments in a campaign of terrorist acts designed to suppress ETA and the Basque Separatist movement.

Arthur MacCaig | 2001 | 59 minutes | Color | French; Spanish; English | English subtitles

Retraces the conflict in Northern Ireland from 1968 up until the present day peace process.

Arthur MacCaig | 1998 | 88 minutes | Color | English

Former Black Panther Eddie Ellis' odyssey through New York State's prison system.

Arthur MacCaig | 1996 | 52 minutes | Color | English