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SFIF Docfest: In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America Directed by Maurice Fitzpatrick

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The Delancey Street Screening Room
600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
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John Hume, Ireland’s greatest peace-maker, is widely recognized as the architect of the Northern Ireland peace process. In John Hume in America, Maurice Fitzpatrick explores how Hume created this framework for peace through the cultivation of an unprecedented and bountiful relationship with the White House and the US Congress.

“…the young people in Ireland have been told to either ignore John Hume’s role or to view it in minimalist terms,” Maurice Fitzpatrick, author of In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America says. “I find that extremely offensive. As a student of history, I find it very disturbing that the history isn’t properly recognized.”

Maurice Fitzpatrick, author and filmmaker joins us for a screening of his newly released film that documents how Irish politician and Nobel Laureate John Hume created the framework for peace in Northern Ireland. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the film contains exclusive interviews with former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and UK Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair – and of course, Bono is in there as well.

Hume’s successful pursuit of peace in Northern Ireland through his co-operation with senior politicians in the United States makes for an original and powerful story.

Join us for a conversation with the film maker, Maurice Fitzpatrick and Robert O'Driscoll, Irish Consulate General to the Western United Sates.

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