“Set in the aftermath of the troubles in Northern Ireland, this is a powerful story of a place and its people, and the effects that conflict has had on their contemporary identity.”
Born and Reared is a moving documentary that explores contemporary Northern Ireland, through the lives of
four men living in the aftermath of violent conflict. It is a story about reimagined identity of place and the fragility
Contextualised by the country’s past, the film is firmly rooted in the Northern Ireland of today, as the population struggles to come to terms with the horrors and the sacrifices of its past, and the men turn to face a future defined by their hopes, rather than regret.
Filmed over a year with the men in and around their homes, the filmmakers focused on the stories that took place long after the cameras had left the news story that was Northern Ireland. Thirty years of violence came to an end in a 1998 peace deal but the lives of those affected indirectly or otherwise by the so-called ‘Troubles’ continued.
Director Henrietta Norton will attend.
Competition categories: Best Irish Feature Documentary, Best Human Rights Feature
Director Henrietta Norton
Cast Bobby Mathieson, Danny Humphries, Billy McManus, Brian Foulis
Producers Henrietta Norton, Dan Dennison