The Truth Commissioner

Synopsis: Henry Stanfield is the new Truth Commissioner in Northern Ireland. Part of his job is to facilitate the peaceful sharing of power in Belfast. However, the investigation into the murder of a teenage boy, who acted as an informer, brings to light more buried secrets than either London or Dublin want to become known, and various people, both at home in Ireland and as far away as America, find out that old sins cast long shadows.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Declan Recks
Production: Big Fish Films
94 min



- Laura Darnell, Jake Marston.

- Pleasure to meet you. - You too.

- The PM?

- Yes, of course.


The conflict resolution

expert Henry Stanfield has been

appointed Truth Commissioner,

with blessings from both the

UK and the Irish government.

The truth can and will

lead towards healing

- and a lasting peace.

- This eve...


Hi, this is Emma. Leave a message.

Emma, it's your father again.

I was hoping you might have called.

I'm in Belfast, you've got my number.


What's all this?

Police files. Or what

they tell us are the files.

Police dragging their feet?

The usual.

Those are newspaper reports

on the dead or disappeared...

sectarian murder, tribal

division, political assassination,

all scanned, indexed,

cross-referenced, and all

accessible from your desktop.



OK. Thanks.

Henry, the chief constable

is in your office.

Ah. What are we still missing?

Practically everything pre-1994.


Let's go and meet him.

Good morning, Chief Constable.

Truth Commissioner.

I am told that despite repeated requests,

you're withholding crucial evidence.

I don't know who told you that.

Personnel files incomplete,

Special Branch files untraceable...

smacks of history being rewritten.

We do expect you to deliver

the files in their entirety.

Many of them are falling to bits.

They are 35 years old.

Hardly the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Maybe they had a better

class of paper in those days.

I take it you're in favour

of the Truth Commission?

Oh, we all want the truth.

- But?

- But what is it going to cost?

Don't obstruct this

commission, Chief Constable.

Actually, I just came by to let

you know that the missing files

have been recovered.

- They'll be delivered to you here this morning.

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