Watch this 4 minute taster for a work in progress by film-maker Vincent Kinnaird. The completed feature documentary will be shown in June 2021 at the 3rd Docs Ireland.  

Stephen Rea narrates…

The life of the late Father Des Wilson, a priest with a socialist outlook, who in following his vocation had no choice but to disengage from Church hierarchy. He embedded himself in a community that needed help – in trouble torn Belfast from 1969 onwards.  An extraordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.

Stephen Rea is a great advocate of Fr. Des and has been involved in a number of his community theatre productions over the years. The trailer also has contributions from Brian Smeaton and Bernadette McAliskey.

Fr Des – The People’s Priest