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Intro


BOBBY SANDS:

66 DAYS

A FILM BY BRENDAN J BYRNE

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Intro


BOBBY SANDS:

66 DAYS

A FILM BY BRENDAN J BYRNE

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At seventeen, Bobby Sands was interested in girls, soccer and music. Ten years later he led a hunger strike against conditions inside Northern Ireland's infamous H Blocks that grabbed the world’s attention. Sands became an icon for a world that, to this day, knows little about him. Featuring fresh insight and remarkable archive, BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS brings us the story of this enigmatic prisoner and the events that turned him into such an iconic and divisive figure of the 20th Century.

Sands’ own words form the heart of the film, through his many poems, letters and ‘comms’ all penned inside prison, and in particular, his personal diary which he kept for the first 17 days of his hunger strike. Sands’ collected writings provide an invaluable window into his beliefs, feelings and aspirations. They serve to place his voice at the centre of the film and take us inside his head, the place where Sands eventually found freedom, fully aware he would never again experience it in reality.

Director, Brendan Byrne steps through the day-specific narrative, revealing the man at the centre of events in a probing personal portrait that separates man from myth, and fact from fiction.

Produced for BBC Storyville, BBC Northern Ireland, DR (Denmark), Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Screen and SVT (Sweden).

 
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Best


GEORGE BEST:

ALL BY HIMSELF

A FILM BY DANIEL GORDON

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GEORGE BEST:

ALL BY HIMSELF

A FILM BY DANIEL GORDON

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George Best: All By Himself is a feature documentary on the life of soccer star, George Best. The Fine Point Films production (Bobby Sands: 66 Days), funded by BBC and ESPN, will recount how a polite and reserved young prodigy from Northern Ireland became a global sporting icon, visualising his story through a mix of actuality, archive, and original interviews. Fine Point Films, Directed by Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough), Exec-Produced by John Battsek (Searching for Sugarman, The Imposter), will ‘unpack’ what made Best a legend, why and how he is still remembered today on both sides of the Atlantic.

 
 


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BoyAmerica


The Boy Who Changed America

In production for CNN Films, Content Media, Irish Film Board and Northern Ireland Screen.

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The Boy Who Changed America

In production for CNN Films, Content Media, Irish Film Board and Northern Ireland Screen.

 

It is a bold claim – that a five year old boy could change America; change the course of history. But when a Cuban boy named Elián Gonzalez was plucked from the Florida Straits on Thanksgiving day 1999, he set in motion a bitter custody battle and chain of events that did just that. With unprecedented access to Elián, his family and key players in the saga, THE BOY WHO CHANGED AMERICA uses one boy’s remarkable journey to plot the path to rapprochement between Cuba and the U.S.

Exec Produced by Alex Gibney, the documentary plots how the Elián Gonzalez custody battle between his Cuban father and Miami-based relatives embodied and fed into the simmering tensions between two countries; evoking the wrath of Cubans who wanted the boy returned to them and the Cuban-American exile community in Florida who wanted Elián to stay in the U.S. It will show how the battle played a pivotal role in the outcome of the 2000 US Presidential election as Florida’s influential Cuban-American community dramatically swung in behind George Bush and the Republican’s stance on the boy staying in America.

Encompassing the golden-hued streets of Miami and Florida, the closed clandestine world of Cuba and the shark-infested waters in between, emotive first-hand testimony, a wealth of news archive and an intimate portrait of Elián today will document how private and personal, as well as national and international conflicts collided.

In production for CNN Films, Content Media, Irish Film Board and Northern Ireland Screen.

 
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MeaMaxima


MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD

Directed by Alex Gibney

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MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD

Directed by Alex Gibney

 

Explores the abuse of power in the Catholic Church through the story of four courageous deaf men, who in the first known case of public protest, set out to expose the priest who abused them. Through their case the film follows a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches, all the way to the highest office of the Vatican.

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God features the voices of Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke, Jamey Sheridan and John Slattery. The film won two Emmy Awards, a Peabody, the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival, an IFTA in Ireland, and was shortlisted for an Oscar.

Directed by Alex Gibney