LONGREAD – Belfast: a troubled future after a troubled history

In 2021, the movie Belfast was released. A movie which has been critically acclaimed by several film critics. It’s a semi-autobiographical film, based on the childhood years of director Kenneth Branagh during the Troubles in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland and the centre of the conflict. The Troubles (1969-1998) was a political/religious conflict between the Catholic nationalists and the Protestant loyalists.

21bis-reporters Alexander Niclaes and Lukas Emmerechts talked to expert Roderick Hegarty about the history of Belfast. Two students Megan and Joe talked about their experiences in the city of Belfast. Learn all about the past and current life in Belfast.

Read all about the past and current life in Belfast in this Reporting the City longread.