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Dust on the Bible

Encounter Belfast's very own manic street preachers in this powerful documentary.

Documentary 1989 52 mins

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The work of one of Northern Ireland's most distinctive filmmakers , Dust on The Bible reflects John T. Davis experiences in America's 'Bible-Belt', drawing parallels between fundamentalist religion in the US and his home country.

Born in Belfast in 1947, Davis's first experience of filmmaking came via a chance encounter with DA Pennebaker, in 1966. The legendary filmmaker was on a Belfast street, camera on shoulder, recording Bob Dylan for the seminal documentary Don't Look Back, when a young Davis happened on the scene. It was at that instant that Davis realised he wanted to be a filmmaker.