U. S. Premier
RT: 72 mins | Color | Digibeta
Teya Sepinuck is the bomb disposal expert of troubled spirits. Her hybrid form of drama puts real people at the core of a new type of performance in which they perform their own, often shocking, stories to the public. The FAR SIDE OF REVENGE explores Teya’s engagement in 2010/11 with a group of Northern Irish women from backgrounds and histories so diverse that it would be hard to imagine them a sharing a space, let alone creating a public, cultural event together.
Kathleen, whose husband and 5 British soldiers were blown up by the IRA in 1990, now performs on stage with Anne, a former quartermaster in the IRA whose uncle was killed by the British paratroopers on Bloody Sunday in 1972. Under Teya’s guidance six cast members allow themselves to reveal the deep emotions that can only now be explored in post-conflict Northern Ireland
The film delivers a penetrating insight into a process of creation where the pain of individual stories is counterbalanced by the joyful bond that deepens between the women over a nine-month period.
Director/Writer/Producer: Margo Harkin
Cast: Kathleen Gillespie, Catherine McCartney, Anne Walker, Maria Murphy,
Ruth Moore, Therese McCann
Production: Besom Productions
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Light In Motion Best Documentary Award, Foyle Film Festival 2012