Wednesday, 26 February
Screening: People of Ireland by Cinema Action
As part of our ad-hoc screening series Film is a Weapon we thought it was about time that the people of England found out about the radical history of resistance in Northern Ireland!
Cinema Action’s People of Ireland documents the self-declared autonomous area of Free Derry in 1969. It includes: interviews with militants, community leaders, a priest, a Stormont Minister and unemployed workers; footage of mass meetings behind the barricades, popular self-organisation, the Labour Home Secretary James Callaghan’s visit and long sequences of battles between republicans and the police
Before and after the screening there will be a chance to look through materials from the archive from Derry and Belfast in 1970s including People’s Democracy paper Free Citizen and material from the Troop’s Out Movement.
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