Simon Aeppli

2017 - 15mins

This Was Told to Me is a personal essay film set in the once notorious 'Bandit Country' of South Armagh, Northern Ireland and explores themes of memory, identity, love, loss and exile. The film combines photographs, video, text and sound materials to create a road movie that melds documentary and narrative, past and present.


  • Pull Focus Festival, Belfast (2018)
  • Belfast Film Festival (2018)
  • Critical Poetics, Nottingham Trent University (2018)
  • IndieCork, Cork (2017)