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An Immigrant Nation - Just Slightly A People Apart

Television (Full Length) – 1994

PG
Parental Guidance

Soldiers, rubber bullets and an uncertain future: for the McKenna family, memories of life back in hometown Belfast are hardly rose-tinted. Made shortly before the Good Friday agreement radically altered Northern Ireland’s political landscape, this Immigrant Nation episode opens with Irish expats Mick McKenna and mother Mary. In between making rebel music in Wellington, Mick returns to Belfast and recalls an environment that bred violence. Meanwhile presenter Teresa O’Connor (cousin of West Coast MP Damien O’Connor) delves into her own part-Irish ancestry and identity.

I just thought there must be something better for my children, than a life like that.
– Mary McKenna

Key Cast & Crew

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Anna Cottrell

Director, Series Editor

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Vincent Burke

Producer

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Jennifer Bush-Daumec

Producer

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Paul Emerson

Sound

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Roxane Gajadhar

Research

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Teresa O'Connor

Presenter

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Produced by

  • Top Shelf Productions

  • Wolfhound Films

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Top Shelf Productions