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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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