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HUNGER Trailer (2008) - The Criterion Collection

 

Featuring an intense performance by Michael Fassbender,

Hunger, about IRA member Bobby Sands's 1981 prison hunger strike,

is an unflinching, transcendent depiction of what a human being is willing

to endure to be heard.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=K9IiUbBV4zc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=K9IiUbBV4zc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A funeral convoy for Paul Whitters

in Derry, Northern Ireland. April 28, 1981.

 

Credit Yan Morvan

 

Funerals, Skirmishes and Protests:

Photographing Ireland in the Time of Bobby Sands

 

The French photojournalist Yan Morvan

covered Northern Ireland in 1981

when Bobby Sands, a member of the I.R.A.,

died of a hunger strike.

 

Mr. Morvan’s images are on exhibit

at the Visa Pour l’Image festival

in Perpignan, France, this week.

NYT        Sept. 5, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/
lens/funerals-skirmishes-and-protests-photographing-ireland-in-the-time-of-bobby-sands.html

 

ANGLONAUTES > WARNING: CAPTION MISTAKE?

In "50 Years Later, Troubles Still Cast ‘Huge Shadow’ Over Northern Ireland" - NYT - Oct. 4, 2018,

the caption reads:

"The funeral of Bobby Sands in Belfast in 1981.

Credit Yan Morvan/Hans Lucas"

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/
world/europe/northern-ireland-troubles.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A funeral convoy for Paul Whitters

in Derry, Northern Ireland. April 28, 1981.

 

ANGLONAUTES > WARNING: CAPTION MISTAKE?

 

Credit Yan Morvan

 

Funerals, Skirmishes and Protests:

Photographing Ireland in the Time of Bobby Sands

 

The French photojournalist Yan Morvan

covered Northern Ireland in 1981

when Bobby Sands, a member of the I.R.A.,

died of a hunger strike.

 

Mr. Morvan’s images are on exhibit

at the Visa Pour l’Image festival

in Perpignan, France, this week.

NYT        Sept. 5, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/
lens/funerals-skirmishes-and-protests-photographing-ireland-in-the-time-of-bobby-sands.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riots in Catholic neighborhoods. Belfast, May 7, 1981.

 

Credit Yan Morvan

 

Funerals, Skirmishes and Protests:

Photographing Ireland in the Time of Bobby Sands

 

The French photojournalist Yan Morvan

covered Northern Ireland in 1981

when Bobby Sands, a member of the I.R.A.,

died of a hunger strike.

 

Mr. Morvan’s images are on exhibit

at the Visa Pour l’Image festival

in Perpignan, France, this week.

NYT        Sept. 5, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/
lens/funerals-skirmishes-and-protests-photographing-ireland-in-the-time-of-bobby-sands.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunger strikes        Patsy O'Hara        1957 - 21 May 1981

 

 

 

Masked I.R.A. escorts firing a final salute to Patsy O’Hara,

who died in prison in 1981 after 61 days on hunger strike.

 

Credit Gilles Peress/Magnum Photos

 

50 Years Later,

Troubles Still Cast ‘Huge Shadow’ Over Northern Ireland

By Alan Cowell        NYT        Oct. 4, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/
world/europe/northern-ireland-troubles.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/
world/europe/northern-ireland-troubles.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunger strikes    Bobby Sands    1954 - 5 May 1981

 

  

 

 

L to R:

Tomboy Loudon, Gerry Roche, Denis Donaldson and Bobby Sands

pictured in the Long Kesh prison, Northern Ireland.

 

Belfast Telegraph

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/
local-national/northern-ireland/bobby-sands-showed-little-interest-
in-campaign-to-be-mp-16097036.html?action=Popup&ino=4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Sands funeral

1981

Belfast Telegraph

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/
local-national/northern-ireland/bobby-sands-showed-little-interest-
in-campaign-to-be-mp-16097036.html?action=Popup&ino=9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riots in Catholic neighborhoods. Belfast, May 4, 1981.

 

Credit Yan Morvan

 

Funerals, Skirmishes and Protests:

Photographing Ireland in the Time of Bobby Sands

 

The French photojournalist Yan Morvan

covered Northern Ireland in 1981

when Bobby Sands, a member of the I.R.A.,

died of a hunger strike.

 

Mr. Morvan’s images are on exhibit

at the Visa Pour l’Image festival

in Perpignan, France, this week.

NYT        Sept. 5, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/
lens/funerals-skirmishes-and-protests-photographing-ireland-in-the-time-of-bobby-sands.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riots in Catholic neighborhoods. Belfast, May 4, 1981.

 

Credit Yan Morvan

 

Funerals, Skirmishes and Protests:

Photographing Ireland in the Time of Bobby Sands

 

The French photojournalist Yan Morvan

covered Northern Ireland in 1981

when Bobby Sands, a member of the I.R.A.,

died of a hunger strike.

 

Mr. Morvan’s images are on exhibit

at the Visa Pour l’Image festival

in Perpignan, France, this week.

NYT        Sept. 5, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/
lens/funerals-skirmishes-and-protests-photographing-ireland-in-the-time-of-bobby-sands.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A march in support of hunger strikers. Belfast, May 4, 1981.

 

Credit Yan Morvan

 

Funerals, Skirmishes and Protests:

Photographing Ireland in the Time of Bobby Sands

 

The French photojournalist Yan Morvan

covered Northern Ireland in 1981

when Bobby Sands, a member of the I.R.A.,

died of a hunger strike.

 

Mr. Morvan’s images are on exhibit

at the Visa Pour l’Image festival

in Perpignan, France, this week.

NYT        Sept. 5, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/
lens/funerals-skirmishes-and-protests-photographing-ireland-in-the-time-of-bobby-sands.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A demonstration in support of hunger strikers.

Belfast, May 2, 1981.

 

Credit Yan Morvan

 

Funerals, Skirmishes and Protests:

Photographing Ireland in the Time of Bobby Sands

 

The French photojournalist Yan Morvan

covered Northern Ireland in 1981

when Bobby Sands, a member of the I.R.A.,

died of a hunger strike.

 

Mr. Morvan’s images are on exhibit

at the Visa Pour l’Image festival

in Perpignan, France, this week.

NYT        Sept. 5, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/
lens/funerals-skirmishes-and-protests-photographing-ireland-in-the-time-of-bobby-sands.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A demonstration in support of the hunger strikers in Belfast in 1981.

 

Credit Ian Berry/Magnum Photos

 

50 Years Later,

Troubles Still Cast ‘Huge Shadow’ Over Northern Ireland

By Alan Cowell        NYT        Oct. 4, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/
world/europe/northern-ireland-troubles.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 1980 - October 1981

 

Republican hunger strikes

in the Maze prison

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/republican_hunger_strikes_maze

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/blanket_no-wash_protests_maze

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zx49cj6/revision/2

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zx49cj6/test

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/hstrike/source.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/5/
newsid_2728000/2728309.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/timelines/ni/hunger_strikes.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A51822849

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/troubles/hungerstrikes/hunger.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/thatcher_margaret.shtml

http://newswww.bbc.net.uk/1/low/events/northern_ireland/history/68779.stm

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/
lens/funerals-skirmishes-and-protests-photographing-ireland-in-the-time-of-bobby-sands.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/
the-bbc-and-the-hunger-strikes-1.2706913 - July 6, 2016

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2015/04/24/
401965654/the-hunger-strike

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/20/
movies/20hung.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/
movies/08lim.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2008/may/16/
cannesfilmfestival.northernireland1

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/
hunger-steve-mcqueen-95-mins-15-brof-time-and-the-city-
terence-davies-72-mins-12a-983573.html

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/
first-night-hunger-cannes-film-festival-829303.html

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7891210.stm

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6660999.stm

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/04/24/401965654/the-hunger-strike

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/may/05/
bobby-sands-1981-hunger-strikes

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=K9IiUbBV4zc

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/mar/04/northernireland.
northernireland

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/jan/13/
northernireland.northernireland

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1989/04/02/
books/messages-from-a-hunger-strike.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/10/04/
world/belfast-prisoners-end-hunger-strike-that-left-10-dead.html

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/3/
newsid_2451000/2451503.stm - 3 October 1981

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/09/07/
world/an-ira-hunger-striker-is-fed-2d-rebel-group-reduces-its-role.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/08/21/
world/a-10th-hunger-striker-dies-in-ulster.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/08/03/
world/8th-hunger-striker-an-irish-mp-dies-after-a-73-day-fast-in-ulster.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/08/01/
world/seventh-ulster-hunger-striker-dies-hours-after-another-gets-treatment.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/19/
opinion/ireland-40-the-ira-and-a-hunger-strike.html

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/18/
newsid_2514000/2514727.stm - 18 July 1981

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/13/
world/sixth-ira-hunger-striker-dies.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/08/
world/an-ira-prisoner-dies-in-belfast-on-the-61st-day-of-hunger-strike.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/06/19/
opinion/l-letters-the-hunger-strike-in-ancient-irish-law-162759.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/06/08/
nyregion/catholic-church-endeavors-to-put-hunger-strikers-in-perspective-news-analysis.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/16/
world/second-ira-hunger-striker-is-buried-near-belfast.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/century/1980-1989/
Story/0,,108187,00.html  - 6 May 1981

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/05/
world/sands-dies-in-northern-ireland-jail-on-the-66th-day-of-hunger-strike.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/02/
nyregion/in-new-york-concern-on-belfast-inmate.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/04/29/
world/pope-s-secretary-sees-ulster-hunger-striker.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunger strikes        Paul Whitters        ?-1981

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/
lens/funerals-skirmishes-and-protests-photographing-ireland-in-the-time-of-bobby-sands.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrations by Catholic children in Derry. April 27, 1981.

 

Credit Yan Morvan

 

Funerals, Skirmishes and Protests:

Photographing Ireland in the Time of Bobby Sands

 

The French photojournalist Yan Morvan

covered Northern Ireland in 1981

when Bobby Sands, a member of the I.R.A.,

died of a hunger strike.

 

Mr. Morvan’s images are on exhibit

at the Visa Pour l’Image festival

in Perpignan, France, this week.

NYT        Sept. 5, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/
lens/funerals-skirmishes-and-protests-photographing-ireland-in-the-time-of-bobby-sands.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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