The Playhouse Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy presents Forgive Me Not A short film by Conan McIvor Saturday 15th December 2018 7.30pm & 8pm

In contemporary Northern Ireland, many of those lived through The Troubles are reaching old age. At the heart of Forgive Me Not lies a series of profound propositions - can a post-conflict society truly heal without atonement; can we achieve reconciliation when victims' memories are failing; what is the role of forgiveness in the healing process. Forgive Me Not explores these questions following cross-community engagement with those personally affected by the conflict.

Following the death of his wife to cancer, Martin - a former paramilitary - becomes increasingly racked with guilt over his involvement in The Troubles and the widow he helped create. In an effort to atone for his actions, Martin visits Bridie - the elderly wife of one of his victims - in her nursing home to confess; however, Bridie has Alzheimer’s dementia. A looming Public Inquiry into murders committed during The Troubles gives Martin's quest for personal atonement a pressing sense of urgency; he returns everyday to confess anew, with increasing frustration.

The Playhouse’s Theatre Peace and Building Academy Project has received funding from the EU Peace IV for a programme of projects that seek to explore and give expression to lived expression and memory particularly those connected to all experiences of The Troubles. The Playhouse has a strong record of developing arts and peacebuilding initiatives in partnership with a wide variety of statutory and community / voluntary sector agencies with the aims of promoting a wide range of personal / social benefits including community relations development, conflict transformation, truth recovery, social inclusion & personal development.

FOLLOWED BY Q&A

CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE.


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