Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Competing Stories 1912-22 event in Belfast

From PRONI ( in Belfast:

Free event incorporating films, talks and discussions, hosted by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Thursday 23rd May 2013
2.00pm – 4.45pm at PRONI
(Titanic Quarter, Belfast)

PRONI will be hosting an event as part of Community Relations Week (20th-26th May) in partnership with Community Relations Council (CRC), Northern Ireland Screen and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Rarely seen films from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive will be shown. These will include The Ulster Covenant, produced in 1962 to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of The Ulster Covenant and also the 1961 film Saoirse? (Freedom?), depicting the events of 1919-1922 and produced by Gael Linn.

Discussions will consider what is “documented community memory”? As versions of history shape the present, there are risks and opportunities in commemorating the decade 1912-22. Will the same versions of history which shaped the present, be driving the future?

Link to PRONI website:

The event at PRONI is free to attend and open to the public. Booking not required.

Please contact PRONI if you have any queries
T: (+44) 028 90 534800

(With thanks to Gavin McMahon)


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