KERRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 15-18
“Rough” is a film about a dog sentenced to death by gangsters, but it’s also a film about those who have been forgotten by Northern Ireland’s peace process. For some, the conflict in Northern Ireland never really ended. ‘Peace walls’ remain, casting shadows over segregated and disparate communities. Armed and illegal organisations still exist, ruling over their working-class areas with an iron fist. Painful memories - marred with twisted nostalgia - continue to sew resentment and confusion. Northern Ireland has often been described as a post-conflict society; in fact, it is a post-traumatic society.