The relentless cycle of violence in Northern Ireland took a dramatic turn in 1981 when Bobby Sands and nine other IRA prisoners went on hunger strike. Their insistence that they be recognized as political prisoners soon garnered the world’s attention. Brendan Byrne uses a treasure trove of archive, testimonials and Sands’ personal diaries to tell the turbulent story of 66 transformative days.
Dir. Brendan J Byrne, UK, US, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, 2016, 105 mins