BBC Northern Ireland Special Screenings

Posted on 10th September 2013 by admin


BBC Northern Ireland presents two special screenings followed by Q&As with the production teams on Wednesday 11th September 2013.

Venue: The Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine Street 
BT48 6HJ


True North is a series of fresh, new, revelatory, single documentaries from BBC Northern Ireland where extraordinary stories are told through a person lens by ordinary people. True North speaks of something fresh about contemporary life in Northern Ireland and embodies the brand essence of BBC Northern Ireland: which is reflecting the stories from our community.

True North: The Miraculous Tales of Mickey McGuigan
Is there any such thing as miracles? Mickey McGuigan, a lively 73 year old farmer turned storyteller, has been documenting those around him along the Northern Irish border. The stories may defy logic, but people swear by them. There’s a man who cures ringworm on a cow by spitting on it and a woman who can cure a baby screaming with the colic, with a piece of string.

Producer: Dan Vernon
Executive Producer: Mike Connolly
Transmission date: Monday 30th September, BBCNI

Over fourteen days in March 1988 a sequence of traumatic events shook Northern Ireland to its core and shocked the world. But it was also 14 DAYS that compelled one man, Redemptorist priest Fr Alec Reid, to find a way out of the deadly cycle of violence.

The screening of 14 DAYS, which is shortlisted for the Grierson Awards, is followed by a Q&A session with director Dermot Lavery and producer Jonathan Golden from DoubleBand Films, along with Paul McGuigan, Executive Producer for BBCNI. Together they’ll discuss the making of the programme and the challenges of producing documentaries on the Troubles.

Director: Dermot Lavery
Producer: Jonathan Golden
Executive Producer: Paul McGuigan

Read more about 14 Days here.


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