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.
The film will be followed by a conversation about how the relationship between development and activism in Belfast with Agustina Martire (QUB, Save CQ; @agusmartire), Andrew Molloy (@AndrewJMolloy), and Terry McKeown (Sailortown Regeneration; @StJoesBelfast). It will be chaired by Conor McCafferty (@CoMcCaff)
This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Shifting Ground.