Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive is a free public access resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images. Spanning from 1897 to the present day, the films in the Digital Film Archive cover all aspects of life in Northern Ireland and includes everything from dramas to documentaries, newsreels and features, animation to amateur footage.
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Dust on the Bible
Encounter Belfast's very own manic street preachers in this powerful documentary.
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The work of one of Northern Ireland's most distinctive filmmakers , Dust on The Bible reflects John T. Davis experiences in America's 'Bible-Belt', drawing parallels between fundamentalist religion in the US and his home country.
Born in Belfast in 1947, Davis's first experience of filmmaking came via a chance encounter with DA Pennebaker, in 1966. The legendary filmmaker was on a Belfast street, camera on shoulder, recording Bob Dylan for the seminal documentary Don't Look Back, when a young Davis happened on the scene. It was at that instant that Davis realised he wanted to be a filmmaker.