Directors: Laura Aguiar and Cahal McLaughlin (2014) 61 mins.
We Were There features the unique experiences of women in the predominantly male world of the Maze and Long Kesh Prison during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The film includes stories of a prison officer’s wife, prisoners’ relatives, Open University tutors, Probation Service staff and a visual artist. These interviews were recorded by the Prisons Memory Archive (prisonsmemoryarchive.com). We Were There explores how the prison impacted on women’s lives, how they coped with the absence of their loved ones, and highlights the important contribution to the peace process by educational and welfare staff.