Film

Five Minutes of Heaven: by screenwriter Guy Hibbert

What goes through the mind of a terrorist? Why does he so readily kill? How can you ever forgive him? Back in 1975, a young Catholic is killed by a Protestant in Northern Ireland. The murder is witnessed by the Catholic’s eleven-year old brother, whose family is shattered as a result.

Screenwriter Guy Hibbert worked closely with both men involved in this real life event, to create a fictional interpretation of what might happen if they ever met face to face. It’s a curious film that gets right to the centre of the pain on both sides, showing that one violent act results in so much pain, and the lives that are irrevocably bruised in the aftermath.

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