Lyra

dir. Alison Millar / 2022 / Ireland, UK / 94min.
Best Film for Young Audience Award
A personal portrait of the life and death of journalist and queer activist Lyra Mckee, who was murdered by the New IRA while covering the Derry riots.

Born into the “ceasefire baby” generation of Northern Ireland, Lyra McKee was a dedicated journalist and queer activist. She was gunned down while covering a riot in Derry at the age of 29. The film is an intimate examination of “post-conflict” Northern Ireland twenty-five years after the Good Friday Agreements.

duration:
94 min
country / year of production:
Ireland, UK / 2022
director:
Alison Millar
cinematography:
Mark McCauley
producer:
Siobhan Sinnerton, Edward Watts, Andrew Eaton, Greg Darby / Erica Starling Productions
selected festivals and awards:
2022 – IDFA Amsterdam, 2022 – Belfast IFF
sections:
We Can Be Heroes
competitions:
Amnesty International Poland Award
tags:
freedom of speech human rights relations activism awarded growing up

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