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We Were There: The Women of Maze and Long Kesh Prisons (film screening)


— Gender knowledge cluster and Manchester School of Art

We Were There: The Women of the Maze and Long Kesh Prison

We Were There featured the unique experiences of women in the predominantly male world of the Maze and Long Kesh Prison during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Taking place at Manchester Art School in the 2014 RIBA Sterling Prize nominated Benzie Building, the screening was followed by a panel discussion including the following guests:

  • Laura Aguiar, Director of We Were There
  • Fionna Barber, Reader in Art History at Manchester School of Art
  • Dr Kate Cook, Gender knowledge cluster, Manchester Law School
  • Penny Mabeth, Head of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University – [Chair]

We Were There includes stories of a prison officer’s wife, prisoners’ relatives, Open University tutors, Probabtion Service staff and a visual artist.

The interviews featured in the film were recorded by the Prisions Memory Archive, which filmed 140 walk and talk interviews around the empty prison during the summer of 2007, using a methodology of inclusiveness, co-ownership and life-story telling.

The event exlpored how the prison impacted upon women’s lives, how they coped with the absence of their loved ones, and highlighted the important contribution that educational and welfare staff made to the peace process.

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