Director: Martina Durac

52 minutes, Ireland, 2014, Digi-beta

Martina Durac, Vanessa Gildea and Bríona Nic Dhiarmada will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.

This new documentary from Loopline Film investigates the life and death of Mairéad Farrell who in 1988 was shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar along with two other unarmed members of the IRA. Due to her youth, her gender and her stature within the IRA, Farrell was quickly subsumed into the pantheon of Irish republican martyrs. But behind the mythologising and demonisation of the time, there was also a real person who was prepared to kill and die for her beliefs.

Directed by Martina Durac and produced by Vanessa Gildea, this documentary is a conscious act of memory as historian Bríona Nic Dhiarmada (co-producer) revisits her memories in an attempt to make sense of her life and death.

This event is part of Beyond the Bechdel Test, our season throughout July focusing on the work of directors who have explored the complex ties between women that are an integral aspect of the films’ narratives, named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel who introduced the idea in her 1985 comic strip.



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