The Troubles with Brexit

What Brexit Means for the Irish Border

It’s more than just a border. It’s a line between peace and war.

After 40 years of conflict in Northern Ireland, the Good Friday agreement ushered in a period of relative peace and stability in the northwest corner of Europe. But the unintended consequences of the UK leaving the European Union have threatened to reignite a sectarian fire that many thought had been extinguished long ago. This film takes the audience on a journey to both sides of the Irish Sea to explore the social, political, and economic impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland.


Anthony T. Silberfeld

Director, Transatlantic Relations
Bertelsmann Foundation