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Private film screening with the director - In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America - Thursday, April 25th, 6:00pm-9:30pm

  • 25 Apr 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Luminor Paris

Registration

  • (Member of AAWE, The American Library, American Clubs abroad)
  • Current ACP members.

              


Please join us for a private film screening and discussion with the director, Maurice Fitzpatrick,

with wine and snacks prior to the film.



In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America




This film tells the story of the extraordinary work of Nobel Prize-winner John Hume to secure peace in Ireland. The film shows how Hume, inspired by Martin Luther King, rose up from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland to work with American Presidents from Carter to Clinton to harness and leverage US support. Narrated by Liam Neeson and with musical score by Bill Whelan, the film includes interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, US Senators and Congressmen, as well as Irish leaders and British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major. At a time of political instability, this is a timely film examining steady leadership and international co-operation.


Thursday, April 25th

6pm-7pm

Welcome discussion with wine and snacks at

Le Gai Moulin

10 rue St. Merri

75004 Paris


7:15pm sharp

Film screening at

Luminor Hôtel de ville

20 rue du Temple

75004 Paris



Members 35

Guests 45


Maurice Fitzpatrick is a film director and an author from Ireland who was educated in Trinity College Dublin. He has made two documentary films for the BBC: The Boys of St. Columb's (also an Irish public television RTÉ production) and a second film for the BBC, an examination of Brian Friel's play, Translations. In 2017, he wrote, directed and produced a documentary feature film, In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America. Northern Ireland  Assembly member, Claire Hanna, cites the film as ‘one of the most important documentaries ever screened about the Irish political process’.  He is also the author of a book entitled John Hume in America (University of Notre Dame Press, 2019). He is a Poynter Fellow at Yale University.  



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