This film screened on Thursday 18th April 2019.
This screening was introduced by Dónal Foreman.
THE BLACK AND THE GREEN
The prolific New York documentarian St. Clair Bourne complemented his career-long focus on African-American culture with this unique chronicle of a fact-finding trip to Belfast made by five black civil rights activists. While most of the filmmakers in this programme do not explicitly reflect their position as outsiders, Bourne makes it his subject, documenting exchanges between the visitors and their Republican
hosts as they explore the commonalities of their respective struggles, as well as the differences; most pivotally, their position on armed resistance.
FILM INFO: St. Clair Bourne, 45 mins, USA, 1983, 16mm
THE IRISH TAPES
The Irish Tapes is the first major documentary shot on portable 1/2 inch videotape. Directors Irish-Americans John Reilly and Stefan Moore filmed over a three-year period in the early 1970s with the support of the National Association for Irish Freedom, a US group associated with the Official IRA. Originally shown as a three-channel, twelve-monitor video installation, it was later edited for broadcast on
television in the US in 1975.
FILM INFO: John Reilly and Stefan Moore, 58 mins, USA, 1975, Digital
Screening as part of Northern Ireland – Our Battle of Images April 6th to 30th 2019. Click for more information.
Image from The Irish Tapes
The 16mm print of The Black and the Green was provided by Metrograph, New York. The digital copy of The Irish Tapes was provided by Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.