The film celebrates the life of murdered journalist Lyra McKee and was shown for the first time at both Belfast Film Festival and Cork International Film Festival.
Since the tragic murder of Lyra McKee in 2019, director BAFTA award-winning director and close friend of Lyra, Alison Millar has been working alongside her loved ones, to tell the story of Lyra, her friend. Alison’s film is both a painful and joyful tribute to the late journalist, a beautifully crafted testimony of a young woman, her untimely death and its devastating impact. The film uses voice recordings from Lyra’s mobile phone, computer and Dictaphone, as well as family footage to tell her story.
The film is edited by Chloe Lambourne (For Sama) with a stunning soundtrack by multi-award winning producer/composer David Holmes.
Following the screening Patrick Kielty hosted a Q&A with Lyra McKee’s sister, Nichola McKee Corner, Alison Millar and Lyra’s partner Sara Canning.
The evening ended with a rapturous applause and a standing ovation. The love and emotion in the room for Lyra was palpable.