Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
Ciara Chambers
Raiders of the Lost Archive
From Book to Broadcast: Adapting Academic Research for the Screen
Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast
Invited Lectures (Conference)
Optional Fields
Éire na Nuachtscannán (Ireland in the Newsreels is a collaboration between documentary filmmaker Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín as director and Ciara Chambers as screenwriter and associate producer. The six-part television series for TG4 interrogates the newsreels’ representations of a conflict-ridden period in Irish history and considers the problematic nature of dissemination of local news from external perspectives. This paper will discuss the process of excavating the archives and negotiating modern audiences’ expectations of appropriated archival content.
Film Hub NI, Royal Television Society NI, BBC Digital Cities Belfast