The Burning of Bombay Street

The Burning of Bombay Street

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Bombay Street, Cupar Street, Kashmir Road, West Belfast




Notasuch Films




29min 18sec




Notasuch Films

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Kíla, Notasuch Films

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40 years after the original news coverage, Paris-based journalist and filmmaker Lawrence Pitkethly returns to visit the residents of Belfast’s Bombay Street. This street become synonymous with the beginning of the recent conflict in Northern Ireland when it was attacked and burned to the ground by a Loyalist mob in August 1969.


A Notasuch Films Production for BBC Northern Ireland

Production Assistant: Eileen Timoney

Projectionist: Kristian Kinnard

Rostrum Graphics: Seán Mistéil

Editor: Eric O'Blaghir

Colourist: Eugene McCrystal

Dubbing Mixer: Will McConnell

Sound and Lighting: Kevin McCarthy

Sound Recordist  (Paris): Etienne Chambolle

Music: Kíla

Executive Producer for BBC: Adam Smyth

Executive Producer for Notasuch Films: Paul Kinnaird

Produced by Kathleen Southwell

Directed and Photographed by Vincent Kinnaird

Archive Photos: Gerry Collins / Bréandán Ó Hannaidh / Robert Duffy / Anne and Seamus Kinnaird

Special Thanks to: The people of Bombay Street / Phillip Campbell / Frankie Quinn / Canavan family / Deborah Harris / Damian McCann / Belfast International Airport / Paris Film / Clonard Monastery / Visual Impact Belfast



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