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British Film Institute, Peter Mc Donald
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Why is it difficult to learn to live in peace? Travel to Benburb Priory and discover how entertainment can communicate a spiritual message.
This Catholic Priory is perhaps an unexpected hub for Cultural Revolution in Ireland. In the late 1960s and early 1970s these Servites gave a platform to the struggle of ideas erupting in a country eager for change. Their literary review encouraged a bold exploration of ideas with ‘no neat agenda just an urge to stir things up’. You can experience their cross-community pageant as Christopher Fitz-Simon explains the process of this experimental hybrid of radio and theatre.
A Fairview Films production
Directed by Terence Mc Donald
Produced by Terence Mc Donald
Written by Gerry Wills
Interviewee: Christopher Fitzsimmons
Musical Performance: Dana