For our 2019 Irish language film morning we screen Aithri, Tom Collins’ exploration of political violence which sees a young impressionable boy grow up into an experienced gunman. The screening will be followed by a discussion in both Irish and English and this event is open to all, whether or not you are an Irish speaker.
Father Eion O’Donnell is unambiguous about the need to use violence to force Britain out of Ireland. He influences a young impressionable boy, Antaine to fight in the 1916 Rising. Fifty years later Antaine arrives in Derry as an experienced gunman. This appearance throws Eoin back to the cause of his breakdown in 1916.
Supported by the Government of Ireland. Programmed in partnership with Manchester’s Irish language group.