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Bobby Sands: 66 Days

Dir: Brendan J. Byrne, 2016, UK/USA/Denmark/Ireland/Sweden, 106 mins, Cert:15

Fri 9 September 2016 // 20:00
Sun 11 September 2016 // 17:45

Tickets: £5 / £4

In the spring of 1981 Irish Republican Bobby Sands’ 66-day hunger strike brought the attention of the world to his cause.

Drawing on an Irish Republican tradition of martyrdom, Sands’ emotive, non-violent protest – he wished to be classified as a political prisoner – became a defining moment in 20th century Irish history.

Sands’ death after 66 days marked a turning point in the relationship between Britain and Ireland, and brought a global spotlight to the Northern Irish conflict – which eventually triggered international efforts to resolve it.

Bobby Sands: 66 Days is a major feature length documentary exploring Sands’ remarkable life and death, 35 years on from his ultimate sacrifice. The spine of the film is comprised of Sands’ own words, drawn from his hunger strike diary – a unique insight into the man and his beliefs as he embarked on his final journey.

"a searing, indelible portrait of martyrdom" ★★★★ Telegraph