Tuesday 1st November, 2022

An intimate and uncompromising portrait of Lyra McKee, the 29-year-old Northern Irish investigative journalist who was murdered by the New IRA the day before Good Friday, 2019.

Directed by her close friend, BAFTA-winning Alison Millar, the film seeks to make sense of McKee’s death and the significance it came to hold for the country. Through a rich archive of audio recordings, field notes and interviews with those who knew her, Lyra tells the story of a life fearlessly committed to truth and justice for forgotten crimes.

The result is a complex picture of Northern Ireland’s political history, bringing into sharp focus the ways in which the 1998 Good Friday agreement – with its promised end to violence for future generations – has struggled to be fully realised.

The screening on Tuesday the 1st of November was followed by a Q&A with director Alison Millar and Lyra's partner Sara Canning. Hosted by festival director and Head of Irish Film London Gerry Maguire.