The Ballymurphy Precedent
The Ballymurphy Precedent is a powerful forensic investigation of one of the worst atrocities of the Northern Irish “Troubles”.
Award-winning director Callum Macrae's devastating documentary tells the story of the death of eleven innocent people killed by the British Army on a Catholic estate in Belfast in 1971, and the fight by their relatives and survivors to discover the truth. This is a massacre that few have heard of, yet it was one of the most significant events of the Troubles, coming as it did in the first days of internment and six months before Bloody Sunday. Macrae’s film is a skilful mixture of investigative journalism, documentary storytelling and a reflection on contemporary history.
'A landmark film. The sheer humanity makes the crimes committed and the justice denied unforgettable.' - John Pilger