Dead Silence| 52mins
Director: Adrian McCarthy | Producer: Martha O'Neill
Focus Years: 2001 | Country: Ireland
In 2001, BSE (Mad Cow Disease) had been making headlines all over Europe. Politicians were forced to resign while consumers feared the worst. One story has remained untold â€“ the devastating effect this can have on a farming family. This human-interest documentary is driven by the emotions that two Irish farming families go through after discovering one of their animals has contracted the dreaded disease. Once one sick cow tests positive, it begins a traumatic chain of events....