Johnny Gogan’s documentary Hubert Butler Witness To The Future screens this weekend at the New Theatre, East Essex Street at 3.00pm on Saturday, 28th May and 4.00pm and 7.00pm on Sunday 28th.
Hubert Butler: Witness To The Future traces Kilkenny essayist Hubert Butler’s journey through Stalinist Russia of the early 1930s, through prewar Vienna, where he worked to smuggle Jews into Ireland, to his exposure of the hidden genocide of half a million Orthodox Serbs in World War2.
Using recently declassified documents, Gogan’s highly visual and expansive film explores why Butler “was fifty years ahead of his time” and “one of the great Irish writers”
You can read an interview with Johnny here
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