Counterpoint: Children of the Troubles

Counterpoint: Children of the Troubles

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Location

Belfast, Stranmillis College

Year

1982

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage / Courtesy of UTV Archive

Format

16mm

colour

Length

28min 00sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, ITV

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

How are 'The Troubles' effecting children and what do researchers in Stranmillis College suggest we can do to improve their lives?

How are Northern Ireland's children effected by growing up in a violent society? This research from Stranmillis College might challenge your expectations. The study looks at children from across the country with varying experiences of the civil war. Their findings question how widespread the impact of violence is on the majority of children and suggest that the political situation allows governments to ignore other damaging factors like the high rate of child poverty. 
 

Notes

This is an episode of Counterpoint, Ulster Television's landmark current affairs series, which was also broadcast to a national audience on Channel 4. Series’ editor, Derek Murray describes Counterpoint as addressing a “wide range of social concerns which affect every family in Ulster.” Of the 282 episodes that were broadcast from 1978-1996, only a handful are believed to have survived. This material is Courtesy of the UTV Archive. 
 

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

A UTV production

Contributors: Joan Harbison, Dr Roger McCauley, Dr Jean White

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