Channel 4, N. Ireland, and the Long 1980s.

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To coincide with the Channel 4: 40 Years of Revolution season at the BFI, this programme combines screenings with discussion to explore the role of Channel 4 in supporting community-based and socially committed film production in Northern Ireland during its early years. In addition to the screenings, illustrated talks, personal reflections, and discussion, it considers issues such as levels of editorial and political control, funding and distribution structures, audience responses and controversies, experiences of Irish communities in Britain at this time, and impact of changes within Channel 4 to community filmmaking collectives in Northern Ireland. Confirmed participants include: Anne Crilly (director of Mother Ireland,1988), Rod Stoneman (former commissioning editor Channel 4 Independent Film and Video Department).; Sylvia Stevens (co-Founder Faction Films); and Cahal McLaughlin (filmmaker, and rofessor of Film). Introduced screenings include: Mother Ireland (1988), and Ireland: The Silent Voices (1983).
Period10 Nov 202212 Nov 2022
Event typeOther
LocationBelfast, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational