The Border People's Parliament

Garrett Carr (Producer), Suzanne Lacy (Producer), Cian Smyth (Producer)

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This event was held in the grand marble hall of Stormont, Northern Ireland’s parliament. We gathered around 150 people from the borderland, aiming for a mix of backgrounds and ages. On the night we ate a meal together and I conducted some interviews and made recordings.

Participants were asked to consider various questions about the borderland and their lives on it. For the last part of the night, they were given sheets of paper on which to respond to our questions. Some wrote postcard-length comments, others extended letters. I was charged with taking their words and distilling them into a single border people’s manifesto.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationStormont Assembly, Belfast
Size150 people
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2018


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