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Short films to capture local experience of living along the Border

An exciting new storytelling project called ‘Border Lives’ will get underway this month, which will create six short films capturing people’s lives and experiences along the border region of Northern Ireland during the conflict years to the present day.

The ‘Border Lives’ project team will be holding an information evening in the Newry and Mourne Museum in the County Museum Dundalk on Thursday, May 8, at 7pm for anyone who may be interested in coming forward to share and tell their story.

They want to hear the ‘everyday’ stories of how people adapted their daily lives and routine amidst the violence, fear, isolation, and uncertainty of the conflict but also show the humour, friendships, and community spirit that existed.

Once the films are completed, they will be available on a new website to be used as an education tool and historical documentation.

“The most important part of this project are the people who we talk to,” said Project Officer, Sarah Bryden, “we are aiming to talk to people who may feel they haven’t had the opportunity to tell their story before or that they haven’t been heard. “We believe that no story is unimportant.

Any individuals or groups who might be interested in participating are invited to come along to the open information evening. There will be a guest speaker from Belfast Exposed Photographic Gallery who will show photos from their 30-year-old archive. Tea, coffee and scones will be provided.

To find out more visit www.facebook.com/BorderLives or contact Project Officer Sarah Bryden on +44(0)28 8225 2112 or s.bryden@tyronedonegalpartnership.org

 

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