What is the Irish border to its inhabitants? A checkpoint? An opportunity for taking care of their neighbours despite their beliefs? An imperialist form of control and surveillance? A matter of identity?
Commissioned by the Reel Borders Project (Vrije University Brussels) and in cooperation with the Nerve Centre, Derry, four amateur documentary short films seek to answer these questions. Shot by Irish border dwellers, these non-professional filmmakers explore their personal stories using archival collections filmed in Donegal and Derry.
Triang Times directed by Emer O’Shea, Manus Brennan and Michael McMonagle
Connecting Borders directed by Gemma Gfeller
Derry, the Oak Grove directed by Molly Phillips, co-directed by Tom Hannigan
Crossing Lines directed by Margaret Gordon