CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL
7 - 9 SEPTEMBER
‘The Disappeared’ is the dramatic story of those killed and then secretly buried by the IRA.
Darragh MacIntyre reveals the continuing trauma of the relatives of those taken, killed, and buried, and he investigates the alleged involvement of Republican leader Gerry Adams in one of the killings.
At least 15 people were 'disappeared' by the IRA during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Some of them are still missing.
The film highlights the powerful story of the life and harrowing death of widow and mother-of-ten Jean McConville. She was dragged from the arms of her young children by an IRA gang in 1972, then shot and buried. Her young children were left alone in a war zone. The repercussions of her murder still resonate today.