The White Handkerchief was produced and directed by Nerve Centre’s own John Peto, with his long-time creative collaborator Vinny Cunningham and edited by Sean Coyle, with key interviews also shot in the Nerve Centre building.
John commented "Nerve Centre is delighted to be at the heart of this important and powerful work that showcases the critical role that arts, culture, youth, and creativity have to play in both interpreting the past and building a new future for us all here in Derry and beyond."
On the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, The Playhouse in Derry~Londonderry presented The White Handkerchief in the city’s historic Guildhall. This performance recreates the events of 30 January 1972 and tells the stories of those who were killed and injured on Bloody Sunday.
This new film from BBC Northern Ireland documents the play’s development from page to stage over a period of nine months. It includes the creators, local cast members and the families of the victims.
The White Handkerchief is an Open Reel Production for BBC Northern Ireland. It will be broadcast on BBC One Northern Ireland on Monday 7 March at 10.35pm, Friday 11 March at 11.05pm, and Sunday 13 March at 9pm on BBC Four.
Read more and watch clips via BBC website.