Feature Documentary | National Theatrical Release in Ireland & N.Ireland

One night Majella O’Donnell took her teenage son Philly to be shot in both legs.

Majella, Philly and his shooters all live within an extraordinary community in Derry, Northern Ireland. The “Troubles” officially ended in 1998 but they are still at war. They do not accept the government or police. They have their ‘own’ ways.  All this happens within the United Kingdom.

How do you bring your son to be shot? What happens afterwards? How does a war really end?

For five years Sinéad O’Shea has filmed this shocking portrait of a post conflict society. Executive Produced by Emmy Award winning André Singer and Oscar nominated Joshua Oppenheimer.

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★★★★ An extraordinary film... an eye-opening, rattling insight into modern-day Northern Ireland


Amazing stuff

Charlie Phillips - The Guardian

Shocking but unexpectedly humorous


Festivals / Awards

CPH: DOX 2018 – F:ACT Award nominated

Belfast Film Festival 2018 – Maysles Observational Documentary Award nominated

Sydney Film Festival 2018 – Europe! Voices of Women in Film Award

EBS International Documentary Festival 2018, South – Best International Documentary Award nominated

BFI London Film Festival 2017



Directed by Sineád O’Shea
Producers: Ailish Bracken & Sineád O’Shea
Co-Producer: Figs Jackman
Executive Producers: Joshua Oppenheimer, André Singer, Katie Holly

A Blinder Films and SOS Productions film Co-Produced by Spring Films