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history and heritage |
Saturday July 29, 2017 10:02 by Tom Cooper
Documentary re-edited for West Cork History Festival
A NEW FLAW has been discovered in the Eoghan Harris / Gerry Gregg TV documentary An Tost Fada (The Long Silence)
A 1939 gravestone (& inscription) of a woman was presented as that of man killed in 1921 (who An Tost Fada said was killed in April 1922). See link to original story below.
Original Story of successful complaint:
RTE upholds complaint against Eoghan Harris programme on War of independence
How Eoghan Harris and Gerry Gregg got it wrong - shot by shot - click for bigger image
Re-edited documetnary to be shown at West Cork History Festival. See
History festival to screen amended documentary
Thursday, 27th July, 2017 3:17pm
by Jackie Keogh
A CORRECTED version of a documentary about the killing of Protestants in West Cork in the 1920s will be screened at noon on Saturday, July 29th as part of the inaugural West Cork History Festival.
The documentary – An Tost Fada, The Long Silence – is an RTÉ production that was first shown in 2012, but was not broadcast in the intervening years because it contained a number of errors.
RTÉ confirmed that an edited version of the documentary in which the inaccuracies have been removed has been licensed to the festival at a rate of €600.
Gerry Gregg, the producer, confirmed that two errors have been rectified. The first – an incorrect date of April 1922 was given for the IRA shooting of Matthew Connell and William Sweetman – has been amended to February 1921.
The second – a claim that Canon George Salter’s father, William, had received £1,700 compensation from the British government – has been removed from the edited version.
Eoghan Harris, who wrote and narrated the documentary, will attend the screening at noon at Rosebank House, just outside of Skibbereen on the Tragumna Road, and will discuss the documentary with the audience afterwards.
Organisers of the West Cork History Festival say they are pleased to include the amended film as part of a full programme of events over the weekend Friday, July 28th to Sunday, July 30th.
The documentary is a personal account by Canon George Salter, then an 87-year old retired Church of Ireland minister, of his family’s flight from their farm near Dunmanway after 13 Protestants were killed in April 1922.
Tom Cooper, chairman of the Irish National Congress, which advocates Irish reunification, had originally complained to RTÉ in 2012 that the film contained inaccuracies.
And, in a letter to The Southern Star this week, he welcomed the fact that An Tost Fada has been amended to correct ‘two of its more glaring errors.’
Mr Cooper said he believes ‘the general public deserves better from our national broadcaster, and so, too, do those attending the West Cork History Festival.
‘My advice to those watching in silence the Gregg-Harris RTÉ documentary – take it with a large pinch of salt.’
News coverage of flaws in An Tost Fada documentary and re-edit for West Cork History Festival - click for bigger image