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Peace Babies : Identity Troubles in Northern Ireland

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The 'Peace Process Babies' are a generation trapped between the aftermath of the Troubles and the spectacle of Brexit. Two weeks before the United Kingdom's divorce from the European Union, we took a trip. An identity tour of Northern Ireland in a podcast of four portraits.

The wall that once separated Belfast into two remains, its doors however, are now open. Even if today the streets are peaceful, traces of conflict are still visible, not only through the symbols of political affiliations that remain in certain districts, but also through the memories of those that lived through the turmoil.

Northern Ireland is sadly renowned for 'The Troubles', the years of violent political and identity wars between Catholics and Protestants that shook the country for over thirty years. More recently, this nation belonging to the United Kingdom was once again in the spotlight thanks to Brexit and the fear of a return to a physical border with the Republic of Ireland.

How does one construct an identity, trapped between the memory of the confrontations, reconciliation, and the threat of a Brexit that closes borders? We asked four 'Peace Babies' this question, youngsters who came into the world at the same time as the Peace Process, and who have never known borders.

You can listen to the podcast subtitled in English on Youtube

Also listen to: Peace Babies #2 Belfast on Both Sides with Anna

Peace Babies is a mini audio documentary on young people who have grown up after the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Find all of the episodes on Youtube, Ausha, Deezer, Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Podcast, et Podcast Addict.

Also read : A Greenway for two Irelands

Story by

Morgane Lincy Fercot

Journaliste reporter d'images et de sons, apprentie documentariste et petite fille spirituelle de Jacques Demy et de Nellie Bly.

Translated from Peace Process Babies : Troubles identitaires en Irlande du Nord