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Declan Keeney

Mr Declan Keeney

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Declan is an award-winning filmmaker and academic. A lecturer in Film Practice, Declan's teaching specialisms include postproduction for film and television, cinematography, documentary and short film production. He is subject lead for a new Broadcast Production degree at QUB to begin in September 2017. Declan has over 20 years of broadcast experience documenting key historical moments in our recent past. During 12 years at BBC Northern Ireland, he filmed many major events such as the Good Friday Agreement, The Holy Cross Primary School Dispute and the Drumcree Protests. Declan has worked extensively as a documentary filmmaker. His most recent documentaries "We Carried Your Secrets', 'We Are Not Afraid' and 'Release', have been screened nationally and internationally in over 17 countries to critical acclaim. His key research interests explore the representation and engagement with trauma in documentary films about conflict. Declan is also very interested in digital media literacy and skills development in education.

Research Statement

In the context of a post-conflict society and with particular reference to Northern Ireland my film work explores through a practice lead research methodology, the issue of trauma in testimony based documentary films with victims and survivors of the Troubles and other conflicts around the world. I am currently developing a number of strategic projects that engage with the digital media and visual literacy skills development agenda in education, with particular reference to the creative industries.  

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