Foyle Film Festival 2013
Derry born film maker and academic Desmond Bell screens his early film
Redeeming History (1992)
8.00pm Sat 23rd Nov.
Masonic Hall, Bishop St, Londonderry
Desmond Bell’s film, originally commissioned by Channel 4 TV, tells the story of a group of Protestant pupils from Foyle and Londonderry College who explore the complex history of Frederick Hervey, the Earl Bishop of Derry and eighteenth century champion of Catholic Emancipation. Elements of the film were shot in the Masonic Hall which originally was Hervey's palace as Bishop of Derry.
Post screening panel discussion with Des Bell (dir), Sylvia Stevens (producer, Faction Films), Rod Stoneman (former commissioning editor Channel 4 TV) Jonathan Burgess and Vanda Wolsey (participants), Dr.Willa Murphy, University of Ulster, Director, Bishop Hervey, Summer School