The Prisons Memory Archive: A Case Study in Filmed Memory of Conflict
The Prisons Memory Archive (PMA) explores ways that narratives of a conflicted past are filmed at the site of the experiences and later negotiated in a contested present in the North of Ireland.
Given the state’s failed attempts at establishing an official process for addressing the legacy of the conflict that lasted between 1968 and 1998, there are a number of community and academic initiatives that have taken up this task. The Prisons Memory Archive is one such project, whose aim is to research the possibilities of engaging with the story of the ‘other’ in a society that is emerging from decades of political violence.
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Jolene Mairs Dyer, Conor McCafferty, Cahal McLaughlin, The Prisons Memory Archive: A Case Study in Filmed Memory of Conflict (Delaware: Vernon Press, 2022)