We Were There: The Women of the Maze and Long Kesh Prison

Laura Aguiar, Cahal McLaughlin

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


We Were There features the experiences of women in the predominantly male world of the Maze and Long Kesh during the conflict in Northern Ireland. The film includes the stories of a prison officer’s wife, prisoners’ relatives, Open University tutors, Probation Service staff and a visual artist. The film – edited in collaboration with the participants themselves – explores how the prison impacted on women’s lives, how they coped with the absence of their loved ones, and highlights the important contribution to the peace process by educational and welfare staff.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished online - 2014


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