Super 8 Stories Extra Footage: Conflict - A Short Film on the Early Troubles

Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1969

Source

Doubleband Films

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

06min 55sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

Bill Kernaghan, Doubleband Films

Rights Holder

Bill Kernaghan

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Description

Short film taken by Englishman, Bill Kernaghan, while visiting Northern Ireland during 1969 and featuring scenes of destruction to property during the early days of the Troubles. Sections of this footage were included in the Super 8 Story, 'The Kernaghan Family'.

Notes

Bill Kernaghan was working in sales management in the 1960s when he bought a Konica Standard 8mm camera to record the birth of his first child when living in Otley in England. Bill was a member of the Mercury Movies camera club in Esholt, Yorkshire before taking up residency in Northern Ireland and is still very much involved in his hobby, having kept up with modern video technology as a member of the North Down Movie Makers. Bill has digital transfers of his 8mm films and still occasionally watches them “when prompted by the grandchildren”. Bill’s feelings towards his recorded memories can be summed up by “nostalgic pleasure and the sense of achievement in producing something worth watching with the occasional recording of history, albeit unwittingly!”

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