‘Hope’ is theme of new Derry film

Ladies from the Creggan and Waterside areas of Derry pictured at a 'Good Old Days' evening which took place at St. Mary's Parochial Centre, Creggan, when the Creggan ladies were hosts to members of the Whyte House Senior Citizens' Club which was organised by the VSB, Derry. [190711TGB1]
Ladies from the Creggan and Waterside areas of Derry pictured at a 'Good Old Days' evening which took place at St. Mary's Parochial Centre, Creggan, when the Creggan ladies were hosts to members of the Whyte House Senior Citizens' Club which was organised by the VSB, Derry. [190711TGB1]

‘Derry, City of Hope’ is the theme of a half hour film produced and edited by local clergyman, Rev. James Williamson, head of the Methodist Church in the city.

The film, which took a month to produce, shows the two sides of Derry. It begins by relating how the Troubles have affected the city and goes on to show that, when people suffer, there are those who care and help them.

Buncrana Youth Club, runners-up in the National Federation of Youth Clubs' indoor football championships under-16, at the National College of Physical Education, Limerick. From left, are, Bernard Timlin, Jospeh Fullerton, Anthony Masterson, Eamon Doherty, Francis McGrory, Paul McNutt and Andy Doherty. [190711TGB2]

Buncrana Youth Club, runners-up in the National Federation of Youth Clubs' indoor football championships under-16, at the National College of Physical Education, Limerick. From left, are, Bernard Timlin, Jospeh Fullerton, Anthony Masterson, Eamon Doherty, Francis McGrory, Paul McNutt and Andy Doherty. [190711TGB2]

It shows people working and caring together for the good of the city.

The film contains an interview with both a Protestant and a Catholic woman who have suffered a family loss.

The film goes on to explain how Derry is different.

Music for the film is Phil Coulter’s ‘The Town I Loved So Well”.

Boys from St Columb's School, Long Tower, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Columb's Church, administered by Most. Rev. Dr. Edward Daly, Bishop of Derry, is pictured with the group when he visited the school to sign their Confirmation pledges. [190711TGB3]

Boys from St Columb's School, Long Tower, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Columb's Church, administered by Most. Rev. Dr. Edward Daly, Bishop of Derry, is pictured with the group when he visited the school to sign their Confirmation pledges. [190711TGB3]