Exclusive screening of John Hume documentary comes to Brum

John Hume documentary tours UK marking the Good Friday Agreement’s 20 year anniversary

Exclusive screening with Q&As from Director Maurice Fitzpatrick, in association with Birmingham Irish Association.

This spring, Irish Film London presents In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America on tour across the UK, including a series of screenings and Q&As with the film’s director Maurice Fitzpatrick. This film is particularly relevant in April 2018, in the context of the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and recent developments on Brexit.

Email peter@birminghamirish.org.uk to reserve a free ticket.

Film screening info:

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America + Q&A with the film’s director Maurice Fitzpatrick

Touring to Birmingham 8pm Friday 6th April: Mockingbird Cinema, The Custard Factory. In association with the Birmingham Irish Association.

Ireland 2017. Dir. Maurice Fitzpatrick. With Liam Neeson (narrator), Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, U2’s Bono, John Major, Tony Blair. 90 min. Cert PG.

This feature documentary chronicles John Hume’s approach to politics in Northern Ireland in co-ordination with senior political figures in the US.

Inspired by Martin Luther King, rising from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland to enlist American Presidents from Carter to Clinton, this is the story f the extraordinary work of Nobel Prize-winner John Hume to harness and leverage US support to help to secure peace in Ireland.

Narrated by Liam Neeson and scored by Bill Whelan, the film includes interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, many US Senators and Congressmen, as well as Irish leaders and British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major.

At a time of political instability, this is a timely film examining steady leadership and international co-operation.

Irish Film London’s founder Kelly O’Connor said: “We are especially looking forward to screening this film alongside events that our fellow Irish organisations are running around this anniversary. In particular, Agreement 20 in Manchester, a conference examining the impact and legacy of the agreement. Maurice’s film will be a rich addition to the political and cultural conversation in the coming months here in the UK.”

Touring to Birmingham 8pm Friday 6th April: Mockingbird Cinema, The Custard Factory. In association with the Birmingham Irish Association. 

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafhOg79l0o

More info can be found at www.irishfilmlondon.com

This tour has been made possible by the support of the Irish Embassy in London, and Culture Ireland.