The Ballymurphy Precedent

From the Emmy, BAFTA and Grierson nominated director, Callum Macrae, comes a powerful forensic investigation of one of the worst atrocities of the Northern Irish “Troubles”. A shocking story which, until this film, was largely unknown outside of the North of Ireland. It tells how, over three days in one small Belfast housing estate in 1971, shootings by the British Army caused the deaths of eleven innocent Catholic civilians, including a priest and a mother of eight. As many as thirty more civilians were shot and injured. But the film is also the inspirational story of the courage and dignity of the families of the dead as they search for the truth.


  • Year: 2018
  • Duration: 75 & 52 mins
  • Production: Dartmouth Films
  • Director: Callum Macrae
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: United Kingdom



  • Sheffield Doc Fest 2019 (UK), RESPECT, Belfast Human Rights Film Festival 2019 (UK)

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