Synopsis

Drawing on an Irish Republican tradition of martyrdom, Sands' emotive, non-violent protest to be classified as a political prisoner became a defining moment in 20th century Irish history. Sands' death after 66 days marked a key turning point in the relationship between Britain and Ireland, and brought a global spotlight to the Northern Irish conflict which eventually triggered international efforts to resolve it. This documentary explores Sands' remarkable life and death, 35 years on from his ultimate sacrifice. The spine of the film is comprised of Sands' own words, drawn from his hunger strike diary, a unique insight into the man and his beliefs as he embarked on his final journey.

Film Credits

Director:
Brendan J Byrne
Brendan J. Byrne
Producer:
Brendan J Byrne
Trevor Birney
Starring:
Gerry Adams
Seán Donlon
Norman Tebbit
Martin McCann
Raymond McCord

More Information

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Rating:18
Suitable only for adultsNo one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema. No one younger than 18 may rent or buy an 18 rated video work. Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment.
Country: United Kingdom, Ireland
Language: English
Released:12 August 2016
Duration: 105 min
Genres: Documentary

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

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