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Special Event 2012

Bernadette: notes on a political journey

Directed by Lelia Doolan
Ireland
The recently made film, Bernadette: notes on a political journey, will be shown in Seanscoil Sailearna. The documentary is the culmination of some 9 years of work by film producer Lelia Doolan and deals with the life and times of Bernadette Devlin (Mc Aliskey), who was elected at 21 years of age to the Westminister Parliament at the start of the troubles in Northern Ireland. In the aftermath of Bloody Sunday (Jan. 1972) she was suspended from parliament for 6 months, because she physically attacked the Conservative Government Minister Reginald Maudling in the chamber of the House of Commons, for saying that the British soldiers had opened fire in self defence in Derry that fateful Sunday.

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