“…a vivid and heartfelt portrait of this remarkable young woman” The Guardian
Directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Alison Millar, Lyra is a beautiful and heartfelt film about the life and death of the internationally renowned Northern Irish investigative journalist Lyra McKee.
Through a rich archive of audio recordings, field notes and interviews with those who knew her, Lyra tells the story of a life fearlessly committed to truth and justice for forgotten crimes. The result is a complex picture of Northern Ireland’s political history, bringing into sharp focus the ways in which the 1998 Good Friday agreement - with its promised end to violence for future generations - has struggled to be fully realised.
Millar's film has earned global recognition and won the Audience Award at the Cork Film Festival and the Tim Hetherington Award at Sheffield Doc Fest.
92 mins / UK / 15 / 2022 / Documentary / Language: English / Director: Alison Millar
THIS SCREENING WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A Q & A WITH LYRA'S PARTNER, SARA CANNING
Part of the Film Hub NI Collective initiative - connecting audiences across NI with great film.
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