And then there was silence…

Documents the experiences, feelings and needs of people who have been closely affected by the violence of the Troubles, based on in-depth interviews and survey work conducted by the pioneering Cost of the Troubles Study, the first documentary to do so in Northern Ireland.

Through personal accounts of interviewees from varied backgrounds and experiences of the conflict, this film illustrates the complexity and horror of reality for many who have been bereaved or injured.

The documentary was subsequently used in the training of health professionals who cared for survivors as until this period, those injured in the Troubles had been ‘classified’ in ways similar, for example, to car crash victims. It became part of the effort to document the extent of the effects of the Troubles and the requirement for a variety of responses to meet the needs of those affected.

Completed in 2000.

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