This short film and panel discussion examines the legacy of conflict and imprisonment: the impact on former politically motivated prisoners and their families.
Approximately 25,000 people were imprisoned throughout the conflict in the North of Ireland between 1969 – 2000. Research has consistently shown that imprisonment impacts on the emotional health and well being of individuals and families in different ways, including the manifestation of trauma related difficulties such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
These issues are being further compounded because the political ex prisoner community is an ageing population and because these effects have a trans-generational dimension. Many families continue to live with the legacy of incarceration without understanding the impact it brings to bear on their lives.
This event aims to raise awareness around these issues and to help facilitate families to seek help in overcoming any negative consequences that the impact of trauma and imprisonment continues to have on their everyday life.
Film commissioned by Coiste Na nIarchimí, Tar Anall, Tar Isteach and funded by Belfast Strategic Partnership.
Panelists to be confirmed.