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Hunger (Northern Ireland hunger strike of 1981)

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:34 pm
by musicmonkey
I've been catching up on the award winning movies lately and just saw Hunger. Minimal dialogue and yet so powerful. I don't know too much about the history of Ireland but know that the Catholics and Protestants were fighting for a long time and that Canada was instrumental in getting Northern Ireland to disarm through years of peace keeping initiatives and diplomacy.

This movie shows the graphic and inhumane treatment of prisoners.

Here's the trailer:



You can read more about the actual events at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Irish_Hunger_Strike