Corrymeela Programmes


Film Resource BYStanding

the choices we made: Bystanding and Conflict in Northern Ireland

The film offered great perspectives into everyday life and how the Troubles touched ordinary citizens.”

the choices we made: Bystanding & Conflict in Northern Ireland is a filmed collection of six true stories about individuals wrestling with how to behave and act when confronted with sectarianism, violence and prejudice.
The stories range over a 30 year period (1972 – 2002) and offer a fresh take on the options available for people during the Northern Ireland Troubles and post–ceasefire period.

View trailer here (1min 34secs):


View the full film below (the film is embedded as a playlist –to skip to another story click on the playlist icon on the top right corner and scroll to the desired title or click on the YouTube icon on the bottom right to open in a new window).



Hard copies of the DVD can be ordered via the contact information below, with only a small postage and packaging fee depending on the destination. 

Please click here to download a copy of the Educators’ guide

For more information please contact Shona Bell, Programme Manager–Sectarianism via email We are grateful to the Community Relations Council and the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade who provided financial assistance for the film and resource. 


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