A Mother Brings her Son to be ShotSinead O’Shea - 83'
When a conflict has been raging long enough, it ends up being passed on from one generation to the next. A sad fact and an evil cycle, which many hoped had come to an and in Northern Ireland, where the opposed parties finally committed to a peace agreement in 2008, twenty years after peace was offically declared. But a violent unrest still holds strong among the shady, paramilitary underground groups whom filmmaker Sinéad O’Shea spent five years immersing herself in to make her film. At the center of it all, an incredible and heartbreaking story of a desperate mother, her drug-addicted teenage son, and a republican resistance group who all live door by door in Derry (or Londonderry, depending on your sympathies). An undercurrent of violence and bitter resentment continues to haunt the streets and even homes of the city which became a symbolical site of struggle during ‘The Troubles’. A shocking and brutally honest film by a brilliantly determined filmmaker.
Ambassador of the film: Norbert Molvay (director, scriptwriter)