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Documentary by Maurice Fitzpatrick: John Hume in America
Dcumentary by Maurice Fitzpatrick: John Hume in America
Introduced by Des Kavanagh
John Hume saw that by harnessing the political influence of the Irish-American diaspora in Washington it was possible address the legacy of colonial division in Ireland and to achieve peace. In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America is a compelling feature documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, with dramatic footage from the conflict in Northern Ireland and stirring accounts by presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as US congressmen and senators. This film shows how one man with courage and charisma, inspired by Martin Luther King, mobilised Irish Americans and America to bring an end to years of bloody violence in his homeland. Runtime: 80 minutes.