Screening: "In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America"


Location: Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls


"In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America" was written, produced and directed by Maurice Fitzpatrick, who will be present to introduce the film and to do a Q & A after the screening.

The documentary follows the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume as he worked tirelessly over decades to rally the support of one American president after another to back the peace process in Ireland, and was a key agent in the transformation of Northern Ireland - one which valued inclusive peace.

Narrated by Liam Neeson, with a score provided by Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, the documentary also features interviews with former American Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major, and Taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Enda Kenny.

Director Maurice Fitzpatrick told RTE that "Building peace, and protecting that peace, in Northern Ireland requires a clear view of the nature of the problems in Northern Ireland, and a sense of the depth in time of the current phase of the peace process to educate people about confronting the problems that endure. A reflection on the political life of John Hume is a good place to start."

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The documentary has screened around the world, including on RTÉ  One, and at the John F. Kennedy Library and the Council for Foreign Relations.