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Viewers Were Blown Away And Furious Watching 'Unquiet Graves' Last Night

Viewers Were Blown Away And Furious Watching 'Unquiet Graves' Last Night

Unquiet Graves, the story of the notorious Glenanne Gang, and their collusion with the RUC and British security forces, was aired last night on RTE 1, and it made for harrowing viewing.

Narrated by Stephen Rea and directed by Sean Murray, the film chronicles the gang's murderous rampage through the so-called "murder triangle" in Tyrone and Aramgh in the 1970s, killing Catholic civilians, and focuses on British collusion in the deaths of 120 civilian victims.

As the film's synopsis states: "The British government knew that collusion was going on and condoned it. The suffering of victims and survivors is today compounded by the refusal of both the Irish and British governments in dealing with the past by facing up to their responsibilities in pursuing truth and justice for those affected."

"The film hopes to redress an imbalance within public discourse while also offering a contextual appreciation of these tragic events from the perspectives of the families themselves, an important procedure not adequately afforded by institutional broadcasters in cases of state violence."

One of the most shocking part of Unquiet Graves was the exposure of a plan, that was ultimately nixed by the UVF, to attack a primary school, killing all children and teachers in the building. The incredible revelation naturally drew a huge reaction from viewers.

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There was shock and anger throughout the broadcast, with many calling on the British and Irish state to do more to bring justice for the families of the murdered civilians.

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If you missed Unquiet Graves, you can watch the 75 minute film on the RTE Player now.

 

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