Professor Patrick O’Shea invites you to a screening of John Hume in America.
A film by Maurice Fitzpatrick — Narrated by Liam Neeson — Original Music by Bill Whelan.
Please join us for a screening of In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America, starting at 6pm on Wednesday September 4th in the Department of Film & Screen Media, Kane Auditorium, UCC. The film shows the rise of John Hume from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland to his work with American presidents, from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton, and the United States Congress to leverage U.S. support for peace in Northern Ireland. Featuring original footage and interviews from Presidents Clinton and Carter as well as British Prime Ministers Major and Blair and Irish leaders, the film has been called ‘One of the most important documentaries ever screened about the Irish political process’ by Northern Ireland Assembly member, Claire Hanna.
Dr Ciara Chambers, Head of the Department of Film and Screen Media, will chair a post-screening discussion on the film and its contemporary resonances featuring Leader of the Opposition Micheál Martin, director of the film Maurice Fitzpatrick and other distinguished guests.
The screening is free but tickets are limited and must be reserved at Eventbrite.