Our Generation: Giros

Details

Location

Year

1980s, 1990s

Source

Format

video

colour

Length

54min 47sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

NVTV

Rights Holder

NVTV

Description

Imagine a place of freedom and expression for young people, a place to eat at a reasonable price, a place to create art and play music. An alternative space for anyone who didn’t find the mainstream appealing.

Welcome to Giros. Rediscover the A Centre, Warzine and Just Books. Rediscover a disparate group of young people who got together in the time of Thatcher and urged others not to ‘accept their lot in life’. A time when strands of the punk movement, which flourished throughout 1980s Belfast, began to build resources and non-sectarian shared space in Belfast city centre.

Credits

Contributors/Thanks to: Alaistair Reddick / Danny / Gareth Gordon / Hilary Midgely / Kate Wimpress / Louanne Martin / Petesy Burns / Sheena Bleakley / Stuart Martin

Music: Stalag  17 / Toxic Waste / F.U.A.L. / Crass / Sledgehammer / Oi Polloi / Let Me In / Internal Autonomy / Citizen Fish / Pink Turds In Space / Asylum / Runnin Riot

Interviewer: Marilyn Hyndman

Camera: Tristan  Crowe / Juliet Chantler

Technical Assistance: Jamie Finlay

Archive Footage: Northern Visions / Stuart Martin / MuchMusic 

Editor: David Jardine / Juliet Chantler 

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