Northern Ireland: A Chance For Peace

Details

Location

Derry/Londonderry, East Belfast, West Belfast

Year

1974

Source

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Format

colour

Length

13min 42sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

A film looking at the endeavours of the Northern Ireland power-sharing executive of 1974. Examines societal issues - such as housing, economic growth and employment – and the obstacles to peace. 

Presented by Mervyn Jess and featuring interviews with a number of key political figures of the time such as Brian Faulkner (Unionist Party), Bob Cooper (Alliance Party) and Gerry Fitt (SDLP).

Others interviewed include Dr Iris Agnew, Alban McGinnis (then a law student), Major Terry Dutton (British Army), the Derry Housing Executive, Lester Morton (American businessman) and a manager at DuPont’s chemical plant in Derry.

The film also features vox-pops with members of the public and various shots of soldiers on patrol, armoured cars, barbed wire, peace lines, barricades, boarded-up houses, army posts. 

 

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