Kate Reid

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Set in contemporary Northern Ireland, ‘The 4th Country’ looks at the way that global political decisions impact the lives of ordinary people. The vibrant and complicated culture of Ulster is seen through the story of one family as they try to come to terms with their uncertain future and their violent past.

The crumbling of Stormont, the Bloody Sunday trials and the changes to Northern Ireland’s most important laws have all happened within the last few years – and no one has been left unaffected.

But most of the true stories that inspired ‘The 4th Country’ only earned a single article in the British press. Misunderstood, neglected and under-reported, Northern Ireland is just across the water but feels a million miles away