This screening of BBC documentary Tomorrow's Road and panel discussion are part of our archive-based project High Rise Low Rise .
Broadcast in 1972, the BBC documentary Tomorrow’s Road looks at the delay in getting the construction of the Belfast Urban Motorway (BUM), or ring road, underway in Belfast. David Lay outlines the proposed route using a scale model of Belfast – Originally intended to be complete by 1976, in 1972 work had yet to start. The film also deals with the protests to the proposed construction.
Watch a preview clip here.
This screening will include a panel on the protest movement that built up around the opposition to BUM, and many of the people-led protests, their success and failures, that have followed in the years succeeding. It will include Dr Agustina Martire, a lecturer in architecture at QUB, Terry McKeown of the Sailortown Regeneration Group, and Dr Andrew Molloy, Architect and researcher, chaired by Conor McCafferty.
This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Shifting Ground.