Belfast Premiere of BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS took place over the weekend

Posted August 2, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
Brendan J Byrne
Brendan J Byrne

BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS, the critically acclaimed feature documentary had its premiere in Belfast last Saturday night which was hosted by The Belfast Film Festival and Féile An Phobail 2016.  The film will open nationwide this Friday August 5th.

The film’s director Brendan J. Byrne was present at the sold-out event and spoke to the audience about making the film.  Actor Martin McCann who is the voice of Bobby Sands in the film was also in attendance along with many of the films contributors.

The documentary is a portrait of the Irish Republican’s 66-day hunger strike. Seeing himself as a soldier in a conflict, Bobby Sands starved for the right to be recognised as a political prisoner. The film’s narrative is comprised of Sands’ own words, drawn from his hunger strike diary, which gives a powerful and personal insight into the man and his beliefs as he embarked on his final journey.

It was produced by Trevor Birney with Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney a Consulting Producer.

BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS will be released across Ireland on Friday 5th August.