The Far Side of Revenge

    • Director

      Margo Harkin

    • Credits

      Producer: Margo Harkin

  • Category


Margo Harkin’s powerful documentary is one part in a body of work that has chronicled `The Troubles’ from 12 Days in July (1997) to Bloody Sunday – A Derry Diary (2010). A study on reconciliation, it also experiments with visual style for the first time since her debut feature film Hush a Bye Baby (1990). The Far Side of Revenge follows dramatist Teya Sepinuck and a group of Northern Irishwomen as they develop a project presenting their own, often shocking, stories to the public. The group from politically diverse backgrounds includes Kathleen, whose husband was blown up by the IRA in 1990 and Anne, a former quartermaster in the IRA, whose uncle was murdered by the British Army on Bloody Sunday in 1972. Harkin’s documentary delivers an insight into a process of creation where the pain of individual stories is counterbalanced by the bond that develops between the women.

Notes by Sunniva O'Flynn

72 minutes, Ireland, 2012, Colour

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