'We Were There': Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Time: Tue 10th June 2014, 13.30-16.00 (registration/light lunch from 13.30; film screening 14.00)

Venue: the MAC

You are invited to attend an event organised by BCRC for Tue 10th June, 13.30 at the MAC. The event will include the screening of ‘We Were There’, a documentary on women’s experience related to the Maze Long Kesh.

The We Were There documentary, directed by Laura Aguiar & Cahal McLaughlin, features the unique experiences of women in the predominantly male world of the Maze/long Kesh Prison. It includes stories of a prison officer’s wife, prisoners’ relatives, Open University tutors, Probation Service staff and a visual artist. The interviews featured in the film were recorded by the Prisons Memory Archive, which filmed 140 walk-and-talk interviews around the empty prison during the summer of 2007, using a methodology of inclusiveness, co-ownership and life-story telling. (http://prisonsmemoryarchive.com/we-were-there/) We Were There explores how the prison impacted on women’s lives, how they coped with the absence of their loved ones, and highlights the important contribution to the peace process by educational and welfare staff.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with participants, filmmakers and those with relevant personal experience. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided. Please confirm your attendance no later than Tuesday 3rd June at 16.00:   

Email: info@bcrc.eu   Phone: 028 90 202030