A screening of the documentary In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America by Maurice Fitzpatrick will be held on November 7th, 6.30 pm, at the Casa del Cinema in Rome. The event is aimed to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, which in 1998 represented a fundamental step for the peace process in Northern Ireland.
Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, the film charts how the Northern Irish politician John Hume understood and mobilized the political influence of the Irish American diaspora in the United States to put an end to the conflict in his homeland. John Hume was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America features archive footage from the Troubles years and interviews with former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, several US Congressmen and Senators, and UK Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair.
The film will be preceded by a Q&A session with the director Maurice Fitzpatrick, and by the screening of the short documentary The Story of Yes by Grace Sweeney, which recounts the Yes Campaign in the 1998 Referendum on the Good Friday Agreement. Quintin Oliver, who led the campaign, will also be in attendance.
The event is organized by the Irish Embassy to Italy, in collaboration with Culture Ireland, the Irish Film Institute and IRISHFILMFESTA.
The event is by invitation only. To reserve your seat, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org