November 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Northern Ireland Film Screening: Ballymurphy, Dec. 3

Students for Law, Justice and Culture and the Center for Law, Justice and Culture are hosting a film screening about a historical event in Northern Ireland History: the Ballymurphy Massacre on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. in Bentley Hall Room 210.

All are welcome.

BallymurphyMassacreIn 1971, five months prior to the infamous Bloody Sunday Massacre in Derry, Northern Ireland, British paramilitaries began to detain many residents of republican Irish Catholic neighborhoods without charge. In the midst of that internment, paramilitaries shot and killed 11 unarmed civilians in the neighborhood of Ballymurphy over a three-day period.

Ballymurphy, a documentary directed by Sean Murray, follows the families of the victims of the Ballymurphy massacre as they search for truth, reconciliation and restorative justice more than 40 years after the killings.

After the screening there will be

A short lecture and discussion about the history of the Northern Ireland Troubles and British internment follow the screening.

This screening is an excellent preparatory event for the Human Rights, Law and Justice in Northern Ireland study abroad, which takes place every spring break. During that study abroad students study the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and contemporary movements to deal with the past.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice and Culture (Bentley 001) and Students for Law, Justice and Culture. This event is part of the 2015-16 academic year’s Critical Resistance through Legal Activism series.

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