In The Name Of Peace: John Hume in America (2017)

1h 30m / Not Rated / Documentary

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A special screening to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement/Belfast Agreement
John Hume saw that by harnessing the political influence of the Irish American diaspora in Washington, it was possible to overcome the legacy of conflict and achieve peace. Exploring the decades-long campaign by the Nobel Prize winner, filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick reveals how Hume - inspired by Martin Luther King - became the moral architect for peace in Northern Ireland.

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America is a compelling feature documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, with dramatic footage and stirring interviews with Presidents Clinton and Carter, US senators and congressmen, and Irish and British leaders.  With a musical score by Bill Whelan (Riverdance), this beautiful film reminds us of the redemptive powers of politics to overcome division. It is a timely story that profiles creative leadership, international cooperation and the U.S. contribution to peace and stability on the island of Ireland.

Guests are invited to stay after the film for a panel discussion with Aidan Hume, John Hume’s son; Danny Kennedy of the Ulster Unionist Party; historian and professor Catherine B. Shannon; Shane Stephens, Consul General of Ireland; and Richard Cushnie, Deputy Director of Northern Ireland Bureau, Washington.

Doors & bar open a half-hour before show time

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