On Wednesday, 21st June 2017, just 3 days before the Annual LGBTQ Pride Parade in Dublin, RTÉ ONE will be screening an edited version (54 minutes) of A Different Country at 9.45 p.m. – which is just after the Main Evening News. One hour later it will be shown on RTÉ ONE + and will also be available on the RTÉ Player for a number of weeks following the broadcast.
Among those featured in the programme are Terri Blanche, Tom Brace, Declan Buckley, Noel Buckley, Suzy Byrne, Clem Clancy, Claire Farrell, Bill Foley, Karl Hayden, Patrick Lynch, Victoria Mullen, David McConnell, Ciaran McKinney and Tonie Walsh as well as Phil Moore and former President Mary Robinson.
The Irish LGBT History Project is now in its 4th year. Together 167 LGBT people and supporters have contributed over 600,000 words to this project that is contributing to an important part of our shared history. It is intended that these vital stories will form the basis of a series of films and books that will work towards sustaining the vibrant and varied histories of our community. A Different Country was the first of 10 projected DVD films based on the life stories gathered by the project. Last year at the GAZE Film Festival the filmwon the Best Documentary feature award. We hope that with continued financial support that this production will be the first of many successes for the series.