British Universities Film & Video Council

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Mother Ireland

Synopsis
The programme was to be broadcast on Channel Four but was the first programme to fall victim to the broadcasting ban. The film includes footage of Emma Groves immediately after she was shot with a rubber bullet fired by a British soldier in 1971, and of Christy Moore’s song ‘Unfinished Revolution’. Shows a montage of Irish women in resistence roles, and an interview with Gibraltar victim Mairead Farrell. Footage on early civil rights movements is included. Explores the development and use of images and music to personify Ireland as a woman in Irish culture and nationalism.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min.
Year of production
1988
Availability
Hire
Sale
Uses
2nd or 3rd year courses on British history and politics; women’s studies courses.*
Subjects
History; Politics & government; Women’s studies
Keywords
history; Ireland

Distributor

Name

Derry Film & Video

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