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MIPTV Picks ’09 – Hillsborough Remembered

On April 15, 1989, an FA Cup semi-final football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest entered the history books through tragic means, as 96 people lost their lives in the jammed-to-the-rafters terraces of Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield. Twenty years on, the event is commemorated by this comprehensive documentary.
March 20, 2009


On April 15, 1989, an FA Cup semi-final football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest entered the history books through tragic means, as 96 people lost their lives in the jammed-to-the-rafters terraces of Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield.
Twenty years on, the event is commemorated by this documentary from Brassneck TV, a production company formed by Kelly Cates (daughter of then-Liverpool team manager Kenny Dalglish), filmmaker Don Letts and producer/director John Osborne. Hillsborough combines archive footage with interviews from those who experienced the tragedy first-hand, including Dalglish, who speaks on-camera about the event for the first time.

Partners: Brassneck TV (UK) for the History Channel (UK), distributed through Electric Sky Distribution
Length: 1 x 46 minutes
Airing: April 15, 2009 (History Channel, UK)
Rights available: All worldwide after History Channel airing

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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