Ireland: The Silent Voices

Directed by Rod Stoneman
Northern Ireland, UK1983
Thursday, 10 November 22 - 7:00pm
@ Beanbag Cinema
Too Late!

To coincide with the Channel 4: 40 Years of Revolution season at the BFI, and the Channel 4, Northern Ireland, and the Long 1980s symposium at QUB, the BFF is proud to screen two films from Channel 4's archives.


Shown on The Eleventh Hour, this film,one of a four part season, analyses British and international
media coverage of the conflict in Northern Ireland, and representations of the
Troubles. It touches on how British
cinema's treatment of Ireland reveals a deep seated continuity between film and
television: from Odd Man Out to The Gentle Gunman and The Long
Good Frida
y, British cinema tends to show Irish politics in a way that
denies rationality, making the acts of individuals seem apolitical and
ahistorical. Made by Rod Stoneman, former deputy editor of independent
film and video for Channel 4.

Rod Stoneman will be in attendance.

Also Screening:MOTHER IRELAND, Anne Crilly, 1988

(Thursday 12th November, 10:30am, @QFT)

Made by the Derry Film & Video workshop as part of C4’s initiative to support collective filmmaking around the UK, the film was initially shelved by the broadcaster when one of the participants, Mairead Farrell, was killed by the SAS in Gibraltar shortly after the film’s completion. It has become a teaching point on censorship ever since, which glosses over the film’s remarkable ability to reflect prominent Republican women’s nuanced feelings on ‘Mother Ireland’, the symbol of Irish Nationalism personified as a woman. Please book separately.


Thursday, 10 November 2022 - 7:00pm @ Beanbag Cinema