The Irish Film Institute welcome director Brendan J. Byrne to the IFI for a screening of his latest film, Bobby Sands: 66 Days on Friday August 5th at 6.30 p.m. Following the screening the director will be joined by special guests to partake in a Q&A.
In the Spring of 1981 Bobby Sands, a Republican prisoner in Belfast’s H Block, began a 66 day hunger strike which drew the attention of the world to his campaign for recognition as a political prisoner. This focus on the Northern Irish conflict would eventually trigger efforts to resolve it. Byrne’s energetic new documentary chroniclesSands’ physical deterioration over the course of the 66 days, focusing on Sands’ beliefs as outlined in his prison diaries, on the divided community into which he was born and the Republican history which informed his politicisation as a young man.
Thanks to our friends at Wildcard Distribution, we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to the special opening night screening.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Thursday 4th August with Bobby Sands in the subject line to be in with a chance of winning.