Memory, Place and Gender - Armagh Stories: Voices from the Gaol

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Abstract

The film, Armagh Stories: Voices from the Gaol (2015), is a documentary film edited from the Prisons Memory Archive and offers perspectives from those who passed through Armagh Gaol, which housed mostly female prisoners during the political conflict in and about Northern Ireland, known as the Troubles. Armagh Stories is an attempt to represent the experiences of prison staff, prisoners, tutors, a solicitor, chaplain, and doctor in ways that are ethically inclusive and aesthetically relevant. By reflecting on the practice of participatory storytelling and its reception in a society transitioning out of violence, I investigate how memory, place and gender combine to suggest ways of addressing the legacy of a conflicted past in a contested present.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
JournalMemory Studies
Early online date25 Sep 2017
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Publication statusEarly online date - 25 Sep 2017

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