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KEW Media Group Announce the January Release of ALEX GIBNEY’S Gripping Documentary NO STONE UNTURNED

02 January 2018

"A must see... Gripping” - THE TIMES

“Long and detailed and frequently terrifying, Alex Gibney’s documentary about a 1994 massacre in a pub in Northern Ireland is investigative journalism at its rigorous best.” - SCREEN DAILY

Following its UK premiere at London Film Festival in October, Alex Gibney’s latest documentary feature No Stone Unturned will be available on UK VOD from Monday 8th January 2018, courtesy of Kew Media Group.

Ireland’s victory over Italy at the World Cup in New Jersey in 1994 remains a source of Irish pride. But it is haunted by memories of a massacre. On the evening of June 18th, 1994, in a pub in the small village of Loughinisland in Northern Ireland, six men watching the World Cup game were shot and killed by two balaclava-wearing men, and five others were injured. Remarkably, no one was ever charged for the crime. For more than twenty years the victims’ families have searched for answers. Now, at last, they have found them, but what they learn turns a murder mystery into bigger inquiry relevant for us all: what happens when governments cover up the truth?

In the film, Claire Rogan, the widow of one of the victims, recalls being told by authorities that there would be “no stone unturned” in bringing the killers to justice. “I don’t think they ever lifted a stone, never mind turned it,” she says.

With No Stone Unturned, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney whose powerful investigative documentaries include Taxi to the Dark Side, Going Clear and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, sets out to uncover the truth behind the Loughinisland Massacre and reveal why the case was not properly investigated. He ignites a fire under a cold case and a black mark on local police and British government.

Families were torn apart. Lives were ruined, or upended. Yet no one has even spent a single day in prison for this heinous crime. There was never any doubt about the motivations for the shootings - the Ulster Volunteer Force, the most powerful of the pro-British protestant militias and foes of the Irish Republican Army (seeking reunification with Ireland), had waged a long and bloody sectarian battle against Catholic interests in Northern Ireland. But rural Loughinisland had been, for all intents and purposes, set apart from the brutal sectarian battle zones in Belfast and Derry and along the Border with the Irish Republic. “You couldn’t have picked any more innocent,” says Aiden O’Toole, who was tending bar that fateful night, and became one of the wounded himself.

Through interviews with victims’ families, former terrorists, officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and other government officials, No Stone Unturned puts flesh and blood on a story that some would prefer to remain buried. By connecting dots on official documents, navigating previously uncharted leaks of information, and putting together what would be a prosecutor’s dream – or nightmare -- Gibney connects the dots between mass murder and official malfeasance, between memory and sanctioned amnesia. The results are guaranteed to shock, appall, and resonate most resoundingly and hauntingly with audiences worldwide.

“The cover up was staggering in terms of its breadth and audacity, especially given the kind of evidence that was at their disposal. With the documents we were able to go through and make connections that were never able to be made before. And once that happened, we were able to dig a little deeper,” says Alex Gibney.

No Stone Unturned is a Fine Points Film in association with Jigsaw Productions and Kew Media Group, available on all major VOD platforms in the UK from Monday 8th January 2018.



No Stone Unturned Film Page


- “The Troubles” as they were known in modern times, was a sectarian conflict that began in 1969 (though it had roots in the 1600s) and is generally considered to have ended with so-Called “Good Friday Agreement” of 1998.

- The process behind that agreement had been ongoing throughout the ‘90s and, as Gibney details in No Stone Unturned, there was little enthusiasm for getting to the bottom of Loughinisland if it meant stirring up the kind of bad blood that would drown an infant peace.

- It was never a religious conflict, per se, though its sides were divided by religion: An oppressed Catholic minority that largely wished reunification with the Republic in the south and a protestant majority that wanted its country to remain part of the United Kingdom. The paramilitaries that favored a united Ireland included the Provisional Irish Republican Army; those loyal to Britain included the Ulster Volunteer Force and Ulster Defense Association. The British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary, of course, were ostensibly devoted to keeping the peace.

- Just ten weeks after the Loughinisland massacre, a ceasefire was declared by the Irish Republican Army. In October 1994, the Protestant forces followed suit. The murders were all but forgotten, at least by official Britain.

Kew Media Group produces and acquires more than 1,000 hours of new multi-genre content every year and distributes Kew’s catalogue of film, television and digital assets to more than 150 countries worldwide on almost every available viewing platform. Kew Media Group distributes a library approaching 10,000 hours of TV and digital content including major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. Kew Media Group formerly traded as Content Media Corporation.

Founded by award-winning producer/director and journalist Trevor Birney, Fine Point Films specializes in the production of high-end feature documentaries for the international market. Credits include: co-producing Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, an Emmy-winning film directed by Alex Gibney; Elián, a CNN Film exploring US/Cuba relations through the story of Elián González, which premiered at Tribeca in 2017; Bobby Sands: 66 Days, which received its world premiere at Hot Docs in 2016 and was described by Indiewire as ‘a work of art’ and by Variety magazine as a ‘finely crafted documentary [which] may well long stand as the most balanced treatment of the 1981 hunger strikes.” Other recent films include George Best: All by Himself for ESPN / BBC as well as Wave Goodbye To Dinosaurs, a forthcoming collaboration with Fork Films for the Season Two of Women, War & Peace. Fine Point is currently producing a major new documentary for Netflix Originals to be released in 2018.

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