Sunday at Five

Sunday 23 November

Two stories of war and an historical peace process…

The Peace process in Northern Ireland led to the release of 400 prisoners convicted of terrorism, over a two year period. Two of them – one from each side of the conflict – share their personal perspective on the peace process. Reflecting on the 10 years that have passed since the Belfast Agreement this film examines crucial aspects of Ireland’s recent history through the eyes of Seanna Walsh (ex Republican prisoner) and Billy McQuiston (ex Loyalist prisoner). The complexity of the conflict, and of peace-making, as seen from inside and outside prison is explored through archive footage and a series of authentic and fascinating interviews. Family members, prison warders, relatives of victims and mediators give testimony of their own particular experiences. A timely and brilliant contribution on both the personal and political developments since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, ten years ago.