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Troubles Cinema at Cinemateket: In the Name of Peace - meet the director

Centre for Irish Studies Film Series at Cinemateket Autumn 2018

2018.09.04 | Sanne Overgaard Larsen

Date Wed 14 Nov
Time 18:15 21:00
Location Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, 1123 København



On November 6-18, the 20th anniversary for the Northern Irish peace agreement and the 50th anniversary for the civil rights movement will be marked in Cinemateket where Centre for Irish Studies and the Embassy of Ireland present a film series on Troubles Cinema. The film series presents cinematic interpretations of the conflict in Northern Ireland.


18.15 Open reception at Asta Bar.
Get in a real Irish-American mood with drinks and snacks when Asta Bar once again opens its doors to a reception in the film series ‘Troubles Cinema’. Tonight, we turn towards a key international player in the Northern Irish peace process – the US. The reception is followed by a screening of the documentary In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America which is introduced by the director Maurice Fitzpatrick. The evening is concluded with a Q&A with the director.

19.00 Screening of In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America with an introduction and Q&A with the director

About the film

Director: Maurice Fitzpatrick, 2017 / English subtitles / 90 min. + 30 min. intro/Q&A

The documentary mainly revolves around the politician John Hume, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for the peace agreement in Northern Ireland. But furthermore, it is about diplomacy, international relations, and the exceptional triangular relationship between Ireland, the US, and Great Britain, who supported the peace negotiations. The director has had impressive access to the key political players who were involved in the peace process. This means that we meet both Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and Nancy Soderbergh, besides a large number of journalists, diplomats, and officials – predominantly male – who paved the way for a peace agreement. The film gives John Hume credit for having thought out the underlying principles which the peace is founded on, and which are a timely reminder of what a moderate middle can achieve in violent conflicts.

Practical information

Place: Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Kbh K
Time: 6. November 2018 - 18. November 2018
Tickets: (95 DKK, only 65 DKK for the members of Cinemateket. Tickets are ordered by phone (+45) 33 74 34 12 or via Cinemateket's website: https://www.dfi.dk/cinemateket/biograf/filmserier/serie/17097.
For more information on Cinemateket and benefits of membership, please  visit: http://www.dfi.dk/Filmhuset/Cinemateket/medlemssite.aspx

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