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The Quiet Shuffling of Feet – CANCELLED

28 March @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

David Bolton, as we discover in The Quiet Shuffling of Feet, was no stranger to conflict trauma. He was involved, both personally and professionally, in the Enniskillen bombing and responded to the Omagh bombing.

“This is no ordinary story. As a second responder, David was at the heart of a number of major trauma incidents. For the first time David tells his personal story, revealing earlier childhood encounters with trauma.” Fergus Cooper, Director

In 2001 David left the main health service to establish the Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation. As well as providing recovery services the Centre carried out ground-breaking research, in partnership with the University of Ulster. This dispelled the myth that the traumatic impact of The Troubles is limited to those who directly experienced violence. It evidenced some of the highest recorded levels of PTSD in a society, post-conflict.

David and his colleagues’ commitment to a holistic response to conflict trauma led the team to Sarajevo, Nepal, and New York. He went on to author Conflict, Peace and Mental Health, a book that addresses the consequences of conflict trauma within the Northern Ireland experience.

This intimate and reflective film was recorded over a seven month period, mostly on location in Fermanagh and Tyrone. A challenging yet inspirational film. Visually stunning, it is a moving tribute to one man’s unbreakable spirit.


28 March
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Imagine Belfast


Queen’s Film Theatre
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Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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