IN THE NAME OF PEACE: JOHN HUME IN AMERICA
2017, 90 min, Ireland, Dir: Maurice Fitzpatrick

By harnessing the political influence of the Irish-American diaspora in Washington, John Hume addressed the legacy of colonial division in Ireland to help achieve peace. This compelling documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, shows how one man with courage and charisma, inspired by Martin Luther King, mobilized Irish-Americans and America to bring an end to years of bloody violence in his homeland. Featuring dramatic footage from the conflict in Northern Ireland, stirring accounts by U.S. presidents and congressmen, and a musical score by Bill Whelan (Riverdance), this timely film highlights creative leadership and the need for steady international cooperation to overcome hatred and division.


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