Director: Mark McCauley

64 minutes, Ireland-U.K., 2014, Colour

This film screened on Sunday 7th June 2015.

Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.

Written and narrated by the late Gerry Anderson, this documentary feature is a lyrical portrait of Derry which weaves its way through half a century that saw the city rise from poverty and  neglect, to hitting the headlines across the world.

Using a series of personal recollections, unseen archive and home video footage, the film is a witty and astutely observed homage to the ordinary people. It is a personal memoir, told through the eyes of the young boy (Gerry Anderson), born in the 1940s, who witnessed firstly the warmth of his family and community and then the tumultuous events that saw the city and its people almost destroyed.

Producer Chris Martin will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

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