In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America Currently Screening in Irish Cinemas
Posted: 22nd November 2017
Maurice Fitzpatrick’s, In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America, a documentary chronicling the life of the visionary Irish peacemaker, is currently screening in cinemas nationwide following its release last Friday, 17 November. The film opened in Dublin last weekend with an introduction from former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, who described Hume as “the greatest political problem-solver of our time.”
Narrated by Academy Award®-nominated Irish actor, Liam Neeson, In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America, showcases how through the relationships he forged with The White House and US Congress, Hume created the framework for peace in Northern Ireland.
The doc, which is written, directed and produced by Fitzpatrick features dramatic footage from the conflict in Northern Ireland and stirring accounts by former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter as well as US Congressmen and Senators. This film shows how one man with courage and charisma, inspired by Martin Luther King, mobilized Irish Americans and America to bring an end to years of bloody violence in his homeland. With a musical score by Bill Whelan (Riverdance), this beautiful film reminds us of the redemptive powers of politics to overcome hatred and division.
Described as a “story of a man in extraordinarily difficult circumstances who advocated dialogue over violence and ultimately saved lives”, In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America is supported by the IFB and is now screening in selected cinemas nationwide.