Instructive, edifying and forensic.  An unflinching, expertly assembled film that features previously unheard testimony.  A grim masterpiece.

- THE OBSERVER

Documentary of the week is Engle’s balanced look back at two Belfast funerals 30 years ago this month – Immaculately put together.

- THE TIMES

Engle’s powerful documentary chronicles one of the darkest chapters in the history of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

- DAILY MAIL

A masterful and careful handling of an ever-combustible narrative.

- THE GUARDIAN

This brilliant film is in its own terms a document of historic importance.

- DAILY EXPRESS

Vanessa Engle returns with this terrifying survey of a particularly bleak fortnight in chequered history of Northern Ireland.

- THE TELEGRAPH

One of the most insightful and dispassionate documentaries about the conflict in recent times.

- THE IRISH TIMES

THE FUNERAL MURDERS

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm Monday 19th March 2018 on BBC2

A documentary by Vanessa Engle, marking the 30th anniversary of a dramatic and deadly series of events that took place at two funerals in Belfast in March 1988. The story is told from all perspectives – by Republicans, Loyalists and the security forces, as well as by family members of those who died, who tell their moving and shocking stories for the very first time.

Grierson Awards Nominated
Best Historical Documentary 2018

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann
Produced & Directed by: Vanessa Engle
Editor: Judith Robson

 

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