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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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