Crossing the Divide (Zoom 2012)

Relationships across the religious divide in Northern Ireland.

16m 29s

Short film. A documentary exploring the ties that brought Deaf people together, and pushed them apart, during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Featuring extensive archive footage and interviews with people who attended Deaf schools in Belfast at the time, this film tells the story of friendships and romances that crossed the religious divide. Directed by Deaf journalist Cathy Heffernan (who previously produced the BSLBT documentary Deaf Sisterhood) as part of the Zoom filmmaking scheme.

Winner of the Runner Up for Best Documentary at Irish Deaf Film Festival (2012); Best Short Documentary at Toronto Deaf Film Festival (2013); Honourable mention at Picture This Film Festival (2013)

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