BLOODY SUNDAY - A DERRY DIARY

BLOODY SUNDAY - A DERRY DIARYBesom Productions feature length doc for RTE

On 30 January 1972 British Army paratroopers shot dead thirteen unarmed civilians on a civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland. The day became known as Bloody Sunday. Confidence in British justice evaporated among the victims' families when Lord Widgery exonerated the soldiers and blighted the reputation of those who were killed and wounded. Given intimate behind the scenes access filmmaker Margo Harkin of Besom Productions, follows the families' long search for the truth at the new Tribunal of Inquiry into `Bloody Sunday’ held in Derry and London over a 6 year period concluding with the jubilant scenes in Derry's Guildhall Square on 15 June 2010 when Lord Saville's Report was finally published.

Edited in Yellowmoon the 90 min film, “Bloody Sunday – A Derry Diary” was broadcast on RTE1 on Thursday 24 June.