Television: Two weeks that saw the North stare into the abyss

Television: Two weeks that saw the North stare into the abyss
Michael Stone is chased by mourners at Belfast’s Milltown Cemetery on March 16, 1988 Pic: Rex

When Michael Stone strafed Milltown Cemetery it seemed like the North was slipping into an even blacker darkness

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Twenty-nine years ago, the gifted English filmmaker Alan Clarke released Elephant, the most shattering work of his career – which is quite a statement, given that he also directed Scum and Made In Britain. Filmed on location in Belfast, its minimalist plot is a short, brutal series of shootings carried out by faceless, almost robotic assassins.

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