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LYRA: Film Screening plus Q&A with director Alison Millar

Presidential Suite Seated

10/06/2023 2:00pm

On June 10th please join us as we screen the award-winning documentary LYRA, and welcome Co-Antrim-born director Alison Millar to the stage for a Q&A. 

Lyra McKee was a celebrated Belfast investigative journalist. Internationally published, she had a track record of giving communities a voice. 
She was just 29 years old when she was shot in the head by a stray bullet and killed during New IRA riots in the city of Derry, Northern Ireland. She had been reporting on the violence that had erupted on the Creggan estate and was posting up-to-the-minute updates to her Twitter account. She’d been expected at a dinner at Millar’s the very next day, where the BAFTA-winning documentary maker had agreed to make her favorite: Lasagne. McKee never made it. (Manori Ravindran, Variety) 
Lyra became a symbol for the generation that grew up after the peace agreement. 
Alison turned her lens to her late friend's legacy, exploring Lyra's life, her work, and her tragic death against the backdrop of Northern Ireland. Through Lyra's own words and works, director Alison Millar seeks answers to her senseless death.
We are honoured to have Alison with us post-screening to answer questions. 
Film run time: 90 minutes
Q&A: 30 minutes
Part of our Northern Irish Saturday programming. 
To enhance your visit why not join us for our other events on this day:
Sean McKernan: Belfast – Conflict to Peace exhibition talk 
Sean Kaluarachchi live in the hub 

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