A MOTHER BRINGS HER SON TO BE SHOT

By Sinead O'SHEA

BLINDER FILMS - as PROD / FIN

Documentary - Completed 2017

What does it take for a mother to bring her son to be shot? When does a war really end?

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BFI London FF 2017
Debate
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • IRELAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sinead O'SHEA
    • Writer(s)
    • Sinead O'SHEA
    • Producer(s)
    • Ailish BRACKEN (Blinder Films), Sinead O'SHEA (SOS Productions), Figs JACKMAN (Spring Films), Joshua OPPENHEIMER, Katie HOLLY (BLINDER FILMS), André SINGER (Spring Films)
    • Synopsis
    • One night Majella O'Donnell took her teenage son Philly to be shot in both legs.

      Majella, Philly and his shooters all live within an extraordinary community in Derry, Northern Ireland.

      The “Troubles” officially ended in 1998 but this community is still at war. They do not accept the government or police. All this happens within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom.

      How do you bring your son to be shot? What happens afterwards?

      How does family life continue? How does a community respond? When do wars really end?

      For five years Sinéad O’Shea has filmed this shocking portrait of a post conflict society.
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