An excellent documentary on The Troubles and the Loughinisland massacre is now available to watch for free 5 months ago

An excellent documentary on The Troubles and the Loughinisland massacre is now available to watch for free

"A must-see for anyone craving a refresher course in Troubles history."

Over the last few days, two investigative journalists have been detained over the suspected theft of confidential documents relating to the Loughinisland killings of 1994.

As you may know, the Loughinisland massacre took place on 18 June 1994 in the small village of Loughinisland, County Down.

Members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a loyalist paramilitary group, burst into a pub with assault rifles and fired on those in attendance. Six people were killed and five others were injured.

The attack on the mainly-Catholic patrons of the pub was undertaken to coincide with the Republic of Ireland's match against Italy in the 1994 World Cup. The UVF claimed the attack was retaliation for the killing of three UVF members by the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA).

Following the recent arrests of reporters Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey, the families of those that died during this attack have condemned the arrest.

The recent documentary, No Stone Unturned, publicly named what it said were suspects and the Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, who produced the feature, has described these arrests as "outrageous."

Gibney adds: "The film exposed the failure of police to properly investigate Loughinisland Massacre and bring suspected killers to account. Police reaction? Re-open murder investigation? No. Arrest the truth tellers."

Well, given these recent developments, the documentary is back in the public gaze and it's currently available to watch for free via Amazon Prime. Here's the official synopsis and trailer.

"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: terrorists opened fire and killed six innocents while they watched the match in a small village pub in Northern Ireland. Remarkably, no one was ever charged for the crime. For more than twenty years the victims' families have searched for answers."

Sine being released, Gibney's feature has received plenty of critical acclaim.

Screen International - "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."

The Times -"A must-see for anyone craving a refresher course in Troubles history."

LA Times - "Dense, disturbing and palpably angry."

RTÉ - " The results are pretty devastating, if at least closing some emotional doors for those scarred and bereaved by a night when death called to a small country pub."

Sunday Times -"One gain is that the victims' story has been expertly told, and there is consolation in that."

You can watch No Stone Unturned right here on Amazon Prime for free.

Clip via IndieWire