Christmas in Belfast

Details

Location

Belfast, Belfast City Centre, Belfast City Hall

Year

1977

Source

Format

16mm

colour

Length

02min 28sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute

Rights Holder

British Film Institute

Description

Government film shows festive season during conflict.

Traditional holiday activities and images - Santa, the tree outside City Hall, a children's choir - are punctuated by reminders that not all is as it should be - army jeeps prowl the streets, shoppers have their bags searched at security checkpoints. 


 

Notes

The film concludes with interviews with religious representatives of the Catholic and Protestant communities. Despite the difficulties that are apparent, they sound a note of optimism and envisage better times ahead. This government film comes from the BFI collection.

Credits

Digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.

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