Belfast, The Maze
British Film Institute, Chris Reeves
An unflinching look at the experience of the 1980 H-Block hunger strikers and the potentially stark consequences of their actions.
Made to be used in the campaign for "political status for Irish prisoners of war" in the Maze (formerly Long Kesh) Prison, who began a hunger strike in October 1980. Watch interviews with former hunger strikers and see Bernadette Devlin addressing a Belfast rally in support held on October 26th, 1980. Joe Maguire hopes his story can travel where he cannot, due to the Prevention of Terrorism Act. In the same year Section 11 of this Act is used to seize a BBC Panorama film of the IRA.
Produced by Information on Ireland.
Directed by Chris Reeves
Interviewee: Tom Hartley, Kevin Hughes
Onscreen participant: Bernadette McAliskey
Music Performance: Christy Moore
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