ABOUT THE PMA
The PMA Team
Led by the PMA Director, Cahal McLaughlin, many people have worked on the PMA over the years. Small film crews set up at each prison site to record participants’ stories in 2006 and 2007. In the years since, researchers, archivists, film editors and outreach staff have been working to catalogue, document and curate the archive for future generations.
The PMA’s ethical framework ensured that a wide range of participants felt comfortable to have their stories recorded. After the recordings were made, participants have retained co-ownership of their contributions.
During the lockdown in summer 2020, the PMA held a special online event to celebrate the transfer of the collection to PRONI and the launch of the new project website. During the event, participants reflected on why they wanted to get involved in the PMA, and their memories of recording at the prison sites