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 of 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.
We're delighted to welcome the film's director, Maurice Fitzpatrick, who'll be hosting a Q&A when the film has finished.
This is a free event! We expect demand to be high so getting a ticket is recommended.
We're open from 7pm, and the film will begin about 8pm.
Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafhOg79l0o
Full Tour Dates:
LEEDS: Weds 4th April, 8pm: Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Leeds. In association with Leeds Irish Arts Foundation.
MANCHESTER: Thurs 5th April, 7pm: Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town Way, Manchester
BIRMINGHAM: Friday 6th April, 8pm: Mockingbird Cinema, The Custard Factory, Birmingham. In association with the Birmingham Irish Association.
LIVERPOOL: Saturday 7th April, 8pm: Liverpool Irish Centre, Boundary Lane, Liverpool.
More info can be found at www.irishfilmlondon.com