29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

Thu 13 July / Town Hall Theatre / 16:00 / All Ages
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“A timely and important examination of John Hume’s remarkable career that charts his evolution from
civil rights activist to nationalist leader and international statesman.”

Competition Entry
First Feature
World Premiere

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America is a feature documentary which includes interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, many US Senators and Congressmen, as well as Irish leaders and British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major. Inspired by Martin Luther King, rising from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland to enlist American Presidents from Carter to Clinton, this is the story of the extraordinary work of Nobel Prize-winner John Hume to harness and leverage US support to help to secure peace in Ireland. Narrated by Liam Neeson and scored by Bill Whelan, the film chronicles John Hume’s approach to politics in Northern Ireland in co-ordination with senior political figures in the US. At a time of political instability, this is a timely film examining steady leadership and international co-operation.

There is a panel discussion after the screening with former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern & other guests

The director will attend

Director Maurice Fitzpatrick
Cast President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, Prime Minister John Major & Prime Minister Tony Blair
Script Maurice Fitzpatrick
Producer Maurice Fitzpatrick

Year 2017
Country Ireland
Duration 90 minutes