A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot
Although the Troubles officially ended 20 years ago, the Derry community continues to be divided. The government and police hold little sway. When violent Republican powerbrokers accuse Phil of dealing drugs, his mother Majella has no choice but to take her teenage son to be shot in both legs. O’Shea’s film, executive produced by Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing, SFF 2013), explains how and why it happened.
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Sinéad O’Shea is a filmmaker and journalist. She has made films and reports for the BBC, Al Jazeera English, The Guardian, RTE and The Irish Times.