Footage of the Northern Ireland football squad sending shockwaves through the 1982 World Cup will be on show in a new documentary created by Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive.
YER MEN IN SPAIN will screen on Sunday 11th December at 7.30pm in the Odeon, Belfast. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with footballers Gerry Armstrong and Billy Hamilton, hosted by director of the documentary, Northern Ireland Screen’s Evan Marshall.
Edited from over eight hours of footage of late Billy Bingham’s squad featuring Gerry Armstrong, Pat Jennings, Martin O’Neill, Billy Hamilton and Norman Whiteside on and off the pitch, alongside interviews and vox pops from fans in Spain and in pubs and venues across Northern Ireland. The footage was captured by UTV and much of it has never been seen on screen.
Camera operators from UTV were granted access to all areas of the 1982 squad’s movements in Spain for the World Cup where Northern Ireland beat home country Spain and reached the quarter finals. They were also welcomed into the family home of Gerry Armstrong and caught fan reaction at home and abroad to the team’s winning performances.
Documentary Runtime: 1hr
Post Screening Conversation: 30 mins