Counterterror: North of Ireland

1990 | 00:29:24 | Ireland / United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Crime or Violence, Documentary, Media Analysis, Politics, Post-colonialism, War

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This video takes its departure from the BBC's coverage of the killing of three IRA volunteers by British Security Forces in Strabane, a small town on the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Interrogating television discourse, the video examines what is referred to as the British “shoot to kill” policy of planned assassination in the North. In the words of resident Eammon McCann, “Even if the notion of objectivity and balance had meaning, they still wouldn’t produce a fair account of what is happening here for the very simple reason that what is happening here is not itself fair.”