In the wake of Patrick Radden Keefe’s book ‘Say Nothing‘, here, as evidence that many of the stories in his book have already been told, is the prize-winning RTE documentary ‘Voices From The Grave‘, which I co-produced.
The film is based on interviews of the late Brendan Hughes by Anthony McIntyre for the Boston College archive. These also formed the basis for the best-selling book of the same name. Both book and film made their debuts in 2010, nine years before ‘Say Nothing’.
Enjoy the film:
It’s been “available on the net” for almost two years
Well, judging by the number of hits this is getting, not many people, myself included, knew about it.
how could you have that feeling about him–based on what?
What are you talking about?
Read what I wrote, it is self=explanatory……
Can you please confirm if the Dolours Price segment is from the same interview that makes up ‘I,Dolours’?
Yes, it was. Unfortunately I had smashed my elbow at this point of production and had returned to new york for treatment and I didn’t notice it until too late. As it was the item had nothing to do with the reason for the interview and DP was not fazed.
Thanks for that. Excellent documentary.
To be honest it was available on the net shortly after it was broadcast.
I was quite disappointed by the sections of the book and documentary which focused on David Ervine. There was very little information which he himself and others didn’t divulge when he was alive. After his famous quote about Unionist politicians and his time as an active UVF member i.e “I knew the what type of wall paper each of them had in their living room’ I would have thought he would have had more to add to the story, but nothing was forthcoming. Chris Hudson gave more details about the UVF leaderships dealing with the Dublin government just prior to the ceasefires than the book and documentary did.
There was a certain whiff of the token Prod about the whole thing. Having said that it was a fine piece of work.
well, you can bring people to the microphone but you can’t make them tell. I think DE was acutely protective of his image, which you can hardly blame him for…as for it being on the net when it was first broadcast, it was quickly taken down (not by me) for copyright reasons. I don’t know how this version got on the web.
I think you could have a point there, but he could have set the record straight about quite a few senior politicians who were only too keen to use the likes of Ervine as muscle as and when required. And then drop them when it was politically prudent to do so. His image would have been intact if he had done just that. Looking back I don’t think there is anything in his contribution which couldn’t have been said when he was alive.
Indeed. But his was the interview which the UVF nominated. Do the math.
A little late to the party but thanks for posting this. I am currently reading the book.