Mother Ireland

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Details

Location

Derry/Londonderry

Year

1988

Source

Anne Crilly

Format

film

colour

Length

51min 48sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

Derry Film and Video Collective

Rights Holder

Derry Film and Video Collective

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Description

A documentary looking at the representation of nationalism and feminism.

Notes

A few months after the making of this film Mairead Farrell was shot by the SAS in Gibraltar. For a discussion on Mother Ireland see 'The Feminist Historical and Political Documentary Reconsidered: Anne Crilly's Mother Ireland' in Brian McIlroy, Shooting to Kill - Filmmaking and the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland, Flick Book: England, 1998 pp 126-136.

Shot List

Features interviews with Margaret MacCurtain (Sister Benvenuta) - Historian discusses the symbolic relationship between Ireland and women, Bernadette McAliskey (Devlin), Sighle Humphries, Miriam James, Nell McCafferty - journalist; Stephanie Peppard; Mairead Farrell; Pat Murphy - film maker - director of Anne Devlin.

Credits

Produced by the Derry Film and Video Collective - Anne Crilly, Jim Curran, Stephanie English, Margo Harkin, Tomas MacCoileain, Geraldine McGuiness, Brendan McMenamin