Short films capture Border experiences

Border Lives
An exciting new storytelling project called ‘Border Lives’ will get underway this month, which will create six short films capturing people’s life 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 Glens Centre, Manorhamilton on Thursday, May 16 at 7pm for anyone who may be interested in coming forward to share and tell their story.

An exciting new storytelling project called ‘Border Lives’ will get underway this month, which will create six short films capturing people’s life 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 Glens Centre, Manorhamilton on Thursday, May 16 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.

Each of the six films will focus on a different location along the border and gather a breadth of perspectives and stories from local people.

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

Any individuals or groups who might be interested in participating are invited to come along to the open information evening in Manorhamilton, with 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 about Border Lives, visit www.facebook.com/BorderLivesor contact Project Officer Sarah Bryden on +44(0)28 8225 2112 or s.bryden@tyronedonegalpartnership.org