DAUGHTERS OF THE TROUBLES: BELFAST STORIES

DAUGHTERS OF THE TROUBLES: BELFAST STORIES

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1501
    Format: DVD

    This documentary offers first-person accounts of the lives of two working-class Belfast women told against the violent history of the last twenty-five years in Northern Ireland. The stories of Geraldine O'Regan (a Catholic) and May Blood (a Protestant) are riveting tales of a society torn by sectarian violence, and reveal how they have been forced by political and social upheaval to transcend the traditional roles of women in a conservative and segregated society. Having struggled to rebuild their communities, only to confront new problems of teenage pregnancy, unemployment and drug addiction, these women have overcome daunting challenges in learning how to translate their direct experience of grassroots problems onto the agenda of the national political parties. The wit and humor with which they tell their stories conveys a powerful sense of hope and convinces us that whatever the future might hold for this troubled nation, it will be one which its women will help to shape.

    Directed by Marcia Rock
    Narrated by Anjelica Huston
    1997, 60 minutes
    Purchase: $310 | Classroom Rental: $125

    * Silver Apple, National Educational Media Network Competition
    * Bronze Award, New York Festivals

    "Excellent…could be used in women's study classes, as well as classes studying Ireland or civil disturbances." - School Library Journal

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