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Hillsborough
CertificateNot Rated
Year2016
GenreDocumentary
DirectorDaniel Gordon
CountryUK
Running Time2HR 1MINS
SeasonNI Human Rights Festival

QFT is delighted to present four films in the run up to Human Rights Day, as part of the 2016 Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival.

For more information on the festival visit nihrf.com.

Hillsborough is an in-depth, moving account of Britain’s worst sporting disaster in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised. 

Beginning with that fateful day, April 15th 1989, the film details the horror of the tragedy, told through the experiences of those directly involved: fans, survivors, family members and police officers. Many speak publicly for the first time. It captures the horror of the crush on the terraces, revealing the prejudices held by the police towards football fans. It exposes the police commanders’ abject failure in leadership as the tragedy unfolded, and their deceit and determination to deflect responsibility for their failures in crowd management onto those who survived. 

Interviewing those involved, it recounts the 27 year campaign for justice fought on behalf of the 96 who died.

Dan Gordon’s powerful documentary will be followed by a talk from Prof Phil Scraton, the man instrumental in uncovering the truth.

Other films in the NI Human Rights Festival include:

Song of the Sea

Hubert Butler: Witness to the Future

I, Daniel Blake