Docs Ireland: Operation Bogeyman: The Folk Horror Landscape of 1970s Northern Ireland

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Sat 30 Dec 1899

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Running Time1HR
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SeasonDocs Ireland 2024

In this illustrated film lecture, filmmaker Simon Aeppli will share his recent PHD research on haunting and folk horror theories to excavate marginal and forgotten stories from our country’s past, and how they continue to affect the present.

Starting from his childhood home of Carrickfergus and a news report from 1973 on an alleged satanic ritual, the talk will meander through lanes, roads, and archives to reveal a place of strangeness and horror. We will meet ghost soldiers, fairy mounds and the legacy of psyops.

Simon will share different techniques such as walking, mapping, observing the landscape, and more. By exploring the spectral, he weaves personal and historical narratives to shed light on the ghosts of Northern Ireland’s disputed past.

Simon Aeppli was born in Belfast and makes first-person documentary and essay films. His films have been screened at festivals and galleries in Britain and abroad and broadcast in the UK on CH4, FIVE and ITV London. He is also a part-time senior lecturer in Film Production at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

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CertificateNot Rated
Running Time1HR
Extra InfoRecommended 18+
SeasonDocs Ireland 2024
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