A person holding the flag of Ireland, with another person playing the flute, in silhouette in front of a large blazing fire

A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot

Rendezvous With Madness Festival

Open captioned.

The War in Northern Ireland, also known as “The Troubles,” formally ended in 1998 with the Good Friday Agreement. But in the streets of Cregan, Derry blood is still shed and turmoil unobtrusively prevails. Members of this community reject any outside help and practice violent self-policing under the guise of keeping their community safe. One day, they give Majella O’Donnell, a mother of a teenage boy accused of dealing drugs, a choice: either she brings her son to be shot in the legs or he will experience something much worse. Sinéad O’Shea investigates the story of O’Donnell family to understand how such atrocities could happen within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom.

Closing night film.

There will be a discussion following the screening. 84 minutes. North American premiere.

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