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The Ballymurphy Precedent

The Ballymurphy Precedent

Documentary | English | 108 minutes


Janson Media, Inc.

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Callum Macrae



Told through witness testimony, forensic investigation, innovative reconstruction techniques and powerful, engaging storytelling, this documentary film tells of the killings of ten innocent Catholics in August 1971 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the hands of an elite British Parachute Regiment. The British Army claimed the dead were armed terrorists – a false claim that has yet to be withdrawn.

"Impressive...shocking... a desperately sad film." - The Guardian

"An astonishing documentary... urgent, angry and moral. Top tier film-making." - Total Film

"Eye-opening... a searing account." - Daily Beast

"Searing and emotionally charged" - Scannian

"Insightful and delicately crafted... incredibly eye-opening" - The Digital Fix

"Not rewriting history... correcting it" - The Impartial Reporter

"Depths of a savage massacre laid bare" - The Mirror

"A landmark film" - John Pilger

"A powerful, shocking documentary" - The National

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