TO SIN BY SILENCE WHEN WE SHOULD PROTEST MAKES COWARDS OF MEN
A full-length drama documentary based on actual events
BLIND EYE Written and Directed by Thom McKeown
Blind Eye is set in 1979, in a CID Interview Room, Holbeck Station, West Yorkshire Police. The gruff Yorkshire Detective Sergeant John Pearce is about to interview a well-educated young man, Michael Gallagher, based in Rochdale, on a charge of murder. The crime, Pearce believes, was racially-motivated, as the victim, Paul Dunleevy Phillips, was a 45 year old black male.
Gallagher offers a detailed outline of his version of events leading to the demise of Phillips, and which he claims was accidental. Once Pearce, through unorthodox interrogation techniques, secures this confession of sorts – both he and the audience - will be wrong-footed as Gallagher declares vehemently that the violence was not borne from racism, but as revenge.
BLIND EYE will be ready for screening in Spring 2018 at a gala performance with the cast and an audience & invited guests' Q&A to discuss the major issues raised within the film.
Further information on the screening date/location and how to buy tickets will be published online in due course.
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