by Alison Millar
Born into the “ceasefire baby” generation of Northern Ireland, Lyra McKee was a dedicated journalist and queer activist. She was gunned down while covering a riot in Derry at the age of 29. The film is an intimate examination of “post-conflict” Northern Ireland twenty-five years after the Good Friday Agreements.
Written and Directed by Alison Millar
Produced by Alison Millar, Jackie Doyle
Edited by Chloe Lambourne
Cinematographer: Mark McCauley
Composer: David Holmes
Executive Producers: Siobhan Sinnerton, Edward Watts, Andrew Eaton, Greg Darby
Executive Producers: Hillary and Chelsea Clinton
Production Company: Erica Starling Productions Ltd.
In Co-Production with Channel 4
With Northern Ireland Screen, TG4
DIRECTOR - ALISON MILLAR
Alison Millar is one of the U.K. and Ireland's most respected documentary filmmakers. She is a BAFTA, IFTA and Prix Italia winner as well as winning both the UK and Northern Ireland Royal Television Society award in 2016 for Channel 4's Dispatches documentary "Kids In Crisis." She is a critically acclaimed filmmaker with a reputation for making emotionally compelling films. In 2010, Alison founded Erica Starling Productions Ltd, an independent documentary production company in Belfast.
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"A vivid and heartfelt portrait of a remarkable young woman"
- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"Excellent... Millar is to be praised for organising her material in a taut montage that adroitly balances the public with the private."
- Donald Clarke, The Irish Times