The North of Ireland

  • Family featured in the film Counterterror: The North of Ireland

About This Project

Made in collaboration with the Derry Film and Video Collective, this documentary looks at an instance of what became known as the British ‘shoot-to-kill policy’ in the North of Ireland where suspected members of the IRA were shot dead. The film explores the experience of two families, one losing two sons, the other one. The young men (one of whom was still at school) were Republicans. We specifically chose young militants (rather than innocent bystanders) to explore why youth in the North were choosing armed struggle. The film also looks at media representation of the Irish struggle.


This film was part of the Counterterror series that examined how the term “terrorism” was used to criminalise political dissent in different communities.



Producers & Directors

Annie Goldson, Chris Bratton
& the Derry Film and Video Collective


Silver Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival
Best Documentary, Atlanta Film & Video Festival
Invitational Premier, New England Film & Video Festival
Finalist, Australian Film & Video Festival


Showed in over 20 festivals