Changing the Narrative; Short Films Screening

Monday 18 Nov 2019 - 6:00pm


Changing the Narrative comprises five shorts celebrating women’s roles in rural South Armagh and the rich traditions, stunning landscape, and heritage of the area. The films also challenge the narrative so commonly associated with South Armagh, as a paramilitary stronghold during the Troubles.

The films were made by 24 participants, aged 13 to 60, for Women in the Archives, an engagement programme led by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Nerve Centre in partnership with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

Women in the Archives is a strand of the Making the Future project, supported by EU’s Peace IV programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).



Voices of Gullion (6 minutes) – An exploration of language, song tradition and South Armagh’s stunning landscape.


The Threads That Bind Us (17 minutes) - An Insight into the rich tradition of lace-making and the pieces that bind women together across generations.


Breaking The Mould (17 minutes) – Meet some of the women and girls involved in a variety of sports, such as camogie, netball, hill walking and football.


Women in Farming (17 minutes) - Three farmers from different generations discuss the past, present and future of farming.


ROGHA (6 minutes) – Meet ROGHA, a collective of hand crafters and artists whose work is inspired by the unique heritage and majesty of the Ring of Gullion.

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