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Film Screening and Q&A with historian and co-producer Bríona Nic Dhiarmada
November 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am
‘Mairéad Farrell — An Unfinished Conversation’ is a documentary from Loopline Film which investigates the life and death of Mairéad Farrell. In 1988, the SAS shot dead Farrell and two other unarmed members of the IRA in Gibraltar. Due to her youth, her gender, and her stature within the IRA, Farrell was quickly subsumed into the pantheon of Irish republican martyrs. To the British, she was a terrorist. To her family, she was a victim of Irish history. Martina Durac directed this documentary.
The screening will conclude with a Q&A with historian Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, a co-producer of the film. The documentary film is based on the personal relationship Nic Dhiarmada had with Farrell. The two met several times and talked about Farrell’s life journey from the middle-class upbringing in Belfast to her rise as an iconic IRA figure once imprisoned then gunned down at age 31. At the time of Farrell’s death in 1988, Nic Dhiarmada had been working on a book about her.
All are welcome!
This event is being held in tandem with a witness seminar on conflict related funerals later in the day at the Moore Institute.
This film screening is co-funded by the Moore Institute at NUIG and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.