A FRAGILE PEACE:
INSIDE BREXIT AND BELFAST
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Ireland is on the brink of catastrophe.
In 1998, the Good Friday Agreement was signed, putting an end to the thirty-year conflict known as The Troubles, and ushering in springtime of peace. A peace that is now threatened by the specter of Brexit.
On Jan. 31st, 2020, The United Kingdom officially left the European Union, taking Northern Ireland with it. But by default, The Republic of Ireland is now being drawn into Brexit's future financial and political consequences.
The same day, a dissident Irish organization placed a bomb on a ferry, bound for the UK.
A Fragile Peace: Inside Brexit and Belfast follows four people from Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom as they navigate this uncertain time.
Filmmaker and historian Rory Duffy is unlike many in the field today. As an actor, Rory has had recurring roles on Blue Bloods, Law and Order SVU, and Fox News Legends and Lies series. Rory has worked with director Hal Hartley, Jeremy Irons, and Amy Sherman-Palladino. Rory is a historian of American history with a focus on the Civil War and is an adjunct professor at the prestigious City College of New. York. His work on the John F. Kennedy administration won the Judith Stein Award in Political Economy in 2018
Alice Borrelli is a 20 year veteran of television and film. She's taken broadcast pieces from pitch to picture lock - handling research, casting, international field directing, scriptwriting and post delivery. She's covered subjects as diverse as 9/11, interfamily murder, historical drama, medical mysteries, Shark attacks, adventure comedy and bestiality. She has a strong sense of story and an ability to grab an audiences attention, with her arresting visuals and sharp writing. Ultimately she is honored to be able to tell people's life stories in the most dramatic way possible.
After graduating from the University of Kansas, Hannah Richert began a lifelong career of public service in the offices of Congressman and subsequently Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, where she honed her knowledge of international trade and commodities issues. Following her assignment as Special Assistant to Nancy Soderberg, U.S. Ambassador to the Security Council, where she was first exposed to Irish Relations, she was appointed Director of Special Projects for Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke. In 2001, she joined the offices of President Bill Clinton as Senior Advisor and Personal Assistant. In this role, she undertook an active role in the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, among many other projects.
Gina Gordon is Head of Production Finance and Accounting at Matador Content. She began her career as an equity research analyst at Merrill Lynch but left to pursue her interest in television and film. Her media experience includes production, finance, and accounting for independent and feature films as well as leading media companies such as Viacom/BET Networks, Scripps Networks International, and Wall Street Journal Digital Networks. Gina has her undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and her MBA from The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Originally from a small town in the midlands of Ireland, Ronan Kileen moved to New York City 20 years ago to pursue his love of filmmaking. As a director of photography, he has collaborated with some of the leading voices in documentary films. Feature documentaries credits include OJ: Made in America, directed by Ezra Edelman; Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady; Park AvenyeL Money, Power, and the American Dream, directed by Alex Gibney; West of Memphis, directed by Amy Berg; Fantastic Lies, Playing for the Mob, Requiem for the Big East, as part of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series. Recently he completed the Amazon series Lorena, directed by Joshua Rofe. Other television credits include: Years of Living Dangerously (Nat Geo); America Divided (Epix); and Death Row Stories (CNN), among others.