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Alison Millar

Alison Millar

Producer/Director

BAFTA-winning filmmaker Alison Millar started her career at the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, in the early 90’s. She has made observational documentaries for BBC1, BBC2, and CH4 with many of the UK’s best-known Independent Companies, as well as working in-house for the BBC Documentary Department in White City. She has since moved to Belfast and has won a string of prestigious awards– including the Prix Europa, Prix Italia, the Boston Irish Film Festival, the Celtic Film Festival and two Best Documentary awards from Irish Film and Television Academy. In 2013 she won a BAFTA for Best Current Affairs film for ‘The Shame of the Catholic Church’ with BBC reporter Darrragh MacIntrye and Executive Producer Sam Collyns. The film looked at the cover-up of child abuse in the Irish Catholic Church. Her last film ‘The Disappeared’ for BBCNI, RTE and BBC4 told the story of 15 people who were abducted, murdered and secretly buried by the IRA. One of these was the widowed mother of ten Jean McConville who was taken away in front of her children. Her story remains one of the most notorious of the Troubles.

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