The Quiet Shuffling of Feet

The Quiet Shuffling of Feet, a film by Fergus Cooper, explores David Bolton’s personal experiences of trauma and his professional responses in the aftermath of the Enniskillen (1987) and Omagh (1998) bombings.

“A journey in trauma recovery viewed through the life of David Bolton, founding Director of the Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation, researcher and author.
An unbreakable spirit faced with unbearable trauma..”

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starts 7.15pm (attendees who arrive after this time will not be admitted)
Venue: via Zoom
Duration: The film last 55 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer session chaired by Jim O’Neill, Community Dialogue and Carole Kane, TIDES Training with the film maker, Fergus Cooper and David Bolton. Those joining the screening are invited to submit questions or comments
through the Zoom facility.
Cost: There is no charge for viewing the film.

This showing is presented through the Churches Leadership Programme, Antrim Newtownabbey Council and the DARE to Lead Change Programme.

About the film
In 2001 David Bolton led the establishment of the Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation. As well as providing innovative psychological trauma recovery services, the Centre carried out ground-breaking research, in partnership with the Ulster University. The research revealed the scale and nature of the impact of the years of violence linked to the Troubles on the population. In 2008 when the research was conducted, N. Ireland had one of the highest rates of post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD David and his colleagues’ commitment to a holistic response to conflict trauma led the team to Sarajevo, Nepal, and New York where they helped develop post-trauma therapeutic services. He went on to author Conflict, Peace and Mental Health (2017), 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 in 2018-19, mostly on location in Fermanagh and Tyrone. It is a challenging yet inspirational film, visually stunning, and a moving tribute to one man’s unbreakable spirit.

This film is dedicated to all the survivors of conflict trauma and those many people who help them on their recovery journey.