Border Lives (by Conor Mc Gale)

Border Lives is a Oral History/storytelling project that successfully utilized ethical storytelling principles & new technologies to capture the experiences of people living along the border region of Northern Ireland, home to one of the most deeply entrenched conflicts in western European history.

Funded by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme, it has produced six short films capturing people’s lives and experiences along the border region of Northern Ireland, from the Troubles to the present day.

The project aims to ensure that these stories are captured, replicated, and shared in innovative ways that are accessible to both new and wider audiences locally, regionally, and internationally.

Each of the six films focuses on a different location along the border and gathers a breadth of perspectives and stories from local people. 40 public events were also held highlighting the project and its work.

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