50 Years of the Troubles: A Journey Through Film
- Documentary

50 Years of the Troubles: A Journey Through Film

50 Years of the Troubles: A Journey Through Film (2019)

Release : 2019-09-01
Genre : Documentary
Runtime : 60 minutes
Company : Film Four International, Double-Band films
Cast : Mark Cousins, David Holmes, Laurence McKeown
Language : en


Descriptions 50 Years of the Troubles: A Journey Through Film

The film marks 50 years since riots erupted across Northern Ireland, widely seen as the beginning of the thirty-year conflict known as The Troubles. Mark Cousins – who left Belfast at 18 – returns to his hometown to reflect on how the place and its history have been used and occasionally abused by cinema. He traces how the legacy of division has impacted on the nation’s cinematic imagination; and, in a city that once had one of the highest rates of movie-going in the UK, he scrambles around the ruins of Belfast’s once-grand cinemas.