Film, Television and the Troubles: A 'Troubles Archive' Essay

Martin McLoone

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    Abstract

    An essay commissioned by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and published as a pamphlet with eleven other essays which look at the ways in which various art forms responded to thirty years of 'the Troubles'. This essay considers a range of film and television drama over the years and argues that for most of the time, film and television drama ignored the politics behind the violence to concentrate on the impact that violence had on individuals and society in general. Any film or television drama which did venture into the politics behind the violence tended to create considerable controversy. With the peace process under way from 1993 onwards, film and especially television drama became more daring and more probing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages32
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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    Keywords

    • Film
    • television drama
    • the Troubles in Northern Ireland

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