No Stone Unturned: a feature film investigating murder and corruption
WhenThursday 7 February 2019
18:30 - 21:30
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JOMEC, 2 Central Square / 2 Sgwar Canolog (opposite Central Station / cyferbyn a'r Orsaf Canolog), Cardiff /Caerdydd, CF10 1FS
Journalism is not a crime! Murder definitely is!
This powerful and award-winning documentary feature film investigates the brutal murder of six football fans – shot in the back while watching a World Cup match in a village pub in Northern Ireland in 1994. It unveils a litany of corruption involving police, paramilitary gangs and the army. Nearly 25 years on nobody has been charged with the killings. But two journalists and NUJ members have been arrested in connection with the film - arrested for doing their jobs.
Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney called this the film that could land him in jail.
Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey were arrested in August 2018 in relation to information highlighted in the film. About 100 police carried out dramatic early morning raids on their homes and office, seizing their phones and laptops as well as the phones and personal property of Trevor’s wife - and even his young daughter’s pink phone.
Alex Gibney tweeted that they had been arrested for "good, hard-hitting journalism".
NUJ Cardiff, in collaboration with JOMEC, is pleased to showing the documentary in support of the campaign for the legal threats against the journalists to be dropped. The event is also a unique opportunity to discuss the film and its aftermath with Trevor Birney, who's flying in from Belfast for this special screening.
Everyone who cares about public interest journalism, should attend on the night, watch the film and offer solidarity.
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