A Million Bricks

After a night of violence in 1971, during which six people were killed in the area, scores of Catholic and Protestant families left the last mixed street in West Belfast.

In the optimism of the 1960s they had bought new homes in Springfield Park only to find themselves at the heart of a three-way battle when the Troubles broke out.

A MILLION BRICKS is the story of a scattered community, told by the people themselves and produced by FRANK MARTIN and SEAMUS KELTERS, who as children, lived in Springfield Park.
They were ordinary people who saw their hopes realised, then dashed within the space of a decade.

Where once stood a row of houses shared by Protestants and Catholics now stands Belfast’s biggest peaceline, a wall of a million bricks separating them.

Here is no man’s land.

Here was home.