IN THE NAME OF PEACE: JOHN HUME IN AMERICA
(90 min) Ireland/US


TUESDAY 10/24, 9:10 PM (Session 13)

Director/Producer: Maurice Fitzpatrick

Description:
In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America is a documentary which includes wide-ranging and insightful interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, as well as Irish leaders, Bono and Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair among others, who helped to wrest peace from war in Northern Ireland. Voiced by Liam Neeson with original composition by Bill Whelan, this is the story of the extraordinary work of Nobel Prize-winning John Hume to harness and leverage US support to help to secure peace in Northern Ireland. Through the relationships he cultivated with the White House and US Congress, John Hume created the framework for peace in Northern Ireland.

Biography:
Maurice Fitzpatrick is an Irish and Japanese-educated filmmaker, writer and lecturer. He wrote and produced the BBC documentary film The Boys of St Columb’s, which is about how educational reform in Northern Ireland helped break the vicious cycle of sectarian violence by raising a new generation of leaders. He has published articles on Kurosawa’s cinematic interpretation of Shakespeare, on modern novels, on travel, and a book The Boys of St Columb’s. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Cologne. Before that, he lived in Tokyo where he lectured at Keio University, Japan’s oldest university. He has also been a guest lecturer at various universities in North America and Europe.

Contact Information:
e: creeney@gmail.com
w: www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/index.php/project/name-peace-john-hume-america/


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