The story is told from the point of view of Leo Young, who was out on the Bogside march with his sister Maura and his younger brother John. Leo's mother had asked him to look after his little brother. The film tells the Young family's story - how John was killed by a British Army soldier, and the pain and grief they felt as a result.
This drama-documentary also examines the political context for Bloody Sunday, and the impact of the first official Government Inquiry into the day itself, which was conducted by the then Lord Chief Justice, Lord Widgery, in 1972.
It was made with the full consultation and co-operation of the families affected by the tragedy, and was carefully researched over several years by an experienced factual production team. More than a hundred first-hand interviews were conducted with British soldiers and officers, priests, politicians, medical experts and eyewitnesses, as well as with relatives.
The story is told from the point of view of Leo Young, who was out on the Bogside march with his sister Maura and his…
- Strong language throughout and scenes of violence
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Drama-documentary that tells the story of January 30th, 1972, when British Paratroopers shot dead 13 unarmed civilians, and wounded 15, during an illegal civil rights march in Northern Ireland