Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
April 5–10, 2022, Graz

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WE DID WHAT HAD TO BE DONE
Documentary Film, AT 2018, Farbe, 90 min., eOmdU
Diagonale 2020

Director: Ulrike Ertl, Friederike Berat
Camera: Alison Miller, Friederike Berat
Editor: Friederike Berat
Location Sound: Ulrike Ertl
Additional Credits: Konzept: Friederike Berat, Ulrike Ertl
Producers: Gili Ben-Zvi, Nadine Coquemer, Friederike Lorenz, Frank Thiele, Greta Weiss, Friederike Berat, Ulrike Ertl

 

The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

A lot of Irish women consider their participation in the North Ireland conflict, the Troubles, an emancipatory undertaking. In part, dissociated from the men, they build bombs, stage hunger strikes, smuggle weapons, and are sentenced to prison. In Friederike Berat’s and Ulrike Ertl’s interview film, which gives a voice to both pro-British Unionists and pro-Irish Republicans, all are aware of the power of their short, albeit crisis-ridden freedom.