- 02 Nov 17
Maurice Fitzpatrick’s documentary film In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America will be released in select IMC Cinemas nationwide this November 17.
Dublin Savoy, IMC Tallaght, IMC Santry, IMC Dun Laoghaire, IMC Athlone, IMC Carlow, IMC Dundalk, IMC Galway, IMC Ballymena, IMC Enniskillen and IMC Omagh will all be showing the movie which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh.
In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America tells the compelling story of Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume and his pursuit of the peace process in Northern Ireland, and his success in creating new political structures in Ireland from the Civil Rights Movement through to politics.
The film shows how Hume cultivated the support of a succession of US presidents to forge an inclusive peace in Ireland- in the film, President Bill Clinton calls Hume 'the Martin Luther King of the Irish conflict'.
The 90 minute documentary is narrated by Liam Neeson and also features interviews with Bono, Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair, Jimmy Carter and more.
In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America is Maurice Fitzpatrick's directional debut, however he has written several books including John Hume in America From Derry to DC.
His film was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and RTE.