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Di­rected by Bren­dan J Byrne. Fea­tur­ing Fin­tan O’Toole, Richard English, Nor­man Teb­bit, Tim Pat Coogan, Gerry Adams Ex­cel­lent doc­u­men­tary on the 1981 hunger strikes. Peter Strain and Ryan Kane’s beau­ti­ful an­i­ma­tions ac­com­pany melodic read­ings by Martin McCann from Sands’s pri­son di­ary to cre­ate an un­mis­tak­ably heroic rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the hunger striker. But the film still man­ages to in­clude a wide va­ri­ety of voices: a pri­son of­fi­cer, high Tories, Tim Pat Coogan. We are left with a com­pre­hen­sive, bal­anced, gripping tale of ter­ri­ble times. 12A cert, lim re­lease, 106 min DC

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