Make no mistake, Route Irish is a protest film. Made from what many would consider to be a radical point of view, Route Irish is certainly not the kind of film to be found on national television, nor circulating on the screens of our nation’s cinemas. In many ways, this is the film’s strength. Unbeholden to anyone, director Eamonn Crudden tells his story exactly as he wants. Gone are the focus pulls and sweeping scores of the high budget documentaries; Route Irish is a nuts and bolts activist film. Passionate and angry, Route Irish looks at the US invasion, via Shannon airport, of Iraq, and asks the question ‘what has happened to Irish neutrality?’.
Director Eamonn Crudden will introduce the film.