A Sense Of Loss: Lost Northern Ireland Voices from 1971
This screening supplements the subject matter covered by our March 11 event 'Trouble' In Ireland, Episode IV, on partition and its consequences. It is recommended, though not essential for you to attend both events. You will undoubtedly come to this event fully informed about the background if you do.
In Protected content , when the war in Northern Ireland was starting to get underway, the famous French documentary maker Marcel Ophuls (The Sorrow & The Pity) conducted a series of interviews with - not politicians, soldiers, police chiefs, 'business leaders' or clergy, but with very ordinary people from opposing communities whose lives were being turned upside down by the violent events all around them. The film was released in Protected content .
Be prepared: this movie is 2hrs 15m long. It is a compelling watch however - if an unsettling and at times a harrowing one - and one conducted with both great sensitivity and also political acumen. It illustrates how the people caught in a conflict who experience the trauma yet never normally get the media attention think and feel.
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