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CONGO: AN IRISH AFFAIR

Director: Brendan Culleton, Irina Maldea

2011, Ireland, 90 mins


This Irish-made documentary takes a look at one of history’s forgotten stories, when Irish troops stationed in the Congo during the 1960s, as part of a UN peace keeping mission, became embroiled in what is now known as the Congo Crisis. Using archive footage and interviews with ex-soldiers, the film gives an insight into the situation from a uniquely Irish perspective and provides an opportunity for students to hear moving testimonials from soldiers who served in the country. Useful for Leaving Certificate History Case Study Topic The Secession of Katanga, 1960-1965.
Director Brendan Culleton will attend for a post-screening Q&A

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