Northern Ireland: Battle of Images

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"The images that have come to define the thirty-year conflict in Northern Ireland known as “the Troubles” have been primarily those of television and fiction: news reports and talking head docs, or gritty crime movies and human-interest dramas. But there is another visual history of the conflict preserved in a lesser-known, diverse group of international, politically militant and formally experimental films of the ‘70s and ‘80s. While most could be classed as documentaries, their innovative formal approaches discourage any complacent acceptance of the “real,” and often highlight how images of Northern Ireland have been manipulated and weaponized by the state and the media."—Metrograph