Breaking The Barriers

“We are so used to being separated for decades that people just don’t know each other. You get the sense that there’s people on the other side but, you’re not sure if they can be trusted.” Tony Maculay

Put primarily in place in the 1960’s, the peace walls where see by many as a temporary aim to minimise the violence between unionist and nationalist communities. Four decades later they are still standing, a physical reminder of Belfast’s troubled past.

In this programme eight individuals, each with their own unique history and affiliations with the walls, recount their own personal stories about how they grew up living in the shadows of these walls and express their views on how to break across the divide.

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