Film Streams and the Werner Institute at the Creighton University School of Law will present a special screening of two films, We Are Not Afraid and We Carried Your Secrets, by Northern Ireland filmmaker Declan Kenney at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, at the Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater.
Each film explores the devastating toll of long-lasting conflicts and the process of healing through remembering. We Are Not Afraid explores very personal first-hand accounts of life during the Siege of Sarajevo. The film also reflects on the notion that post conflict societies in the rebuilding of lives, space and a sense of place, cannot ignore the legacy of the past. Similarly We Carried Your Secrets reflects on the troubles of Northern Ireland through very personal and inspirational stories of seven people as they come to terms with their own legacy and that of their fathers who were all badly affected by over 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland.
The films will be followed by an audience question and answer session with Keeney. Keeney is an award-winning filmmaker with 12 years experience working for the BBC. In addition to teaching film at Queen’s University Belfast, Keeney regularly works as a freelance director of photography and filmmaking.