For Your Consideration


Shooting the Darkness.

A new documentary by Tom Burke (Losing Alaska) telling the story of local press photographers who “unwittingly became war correspondents during the Troubles in Northern Ireland”.

‘Shooting the Darkness’ will have a preview this Saturday at the Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 at 3.30pm followed by a Q and A with Tom, producer Thomas Kelly and photographer Alan Lewis.

Tickets here

Shooting The Darkness (Broadstone Films)

Top picture: ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Derry by Stanley Matchett (with permission)

1 thought on “For Your Consideration

  1. Gearóid

    Sounds like a very interesting premise, fair play. I have not previously thought about how a local press photographer in, say Derry or Strabane, goes from covering petty crime of farmers’ markets during the late 1960s to suddenly dealing with daily reports of explosions and shootings.

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