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The Men Who Won't Stop Marching

Episode 6 of 8

More than ten years after the end of the troubles, filmmaker Alison Millar explores Belfast's Shankill Road and its marching bands to find out how the scars of war have healed.

More than ten years after the end of the troubles, filmmaker Alison Millar explores Belfast's Shankill Road to find out how well the scars of war have healed.

For four months she joined the men of the famous marching bands and in particular, spent time with Jordan, an eleven-year old aspiring drummer from one of the most famous former paramilitary families on the estate. What she found is a mixture of entrenched prejudice, relief that the troubles are over, nostalgia for the days of paramilitary discipline, and a battened-down resistance to talking about the past.

But when Jordan makes a shocking discovery at the end of his road, his father's brittle silence cracks and he decides to take his son on a journey into his own past and through the Maze Prison where he had been inside for several years.

59 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Alison Millar
Producer Alison Millar
Series Editor Nick Mirsky

Broadcasts

  • Wed 1 Jun 2011 21:00
  • Mon 12 Sep 2011 22:35