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Ireland, 1996 (MIFF 1997, Fiction)

Director: Stephen Burke

A French television crew arrives in Belfast in 1981 to cover the hunger strike of Bobby Sands. The television crew focus on two working class families (one Protestant family and the other Catholic), and shows how each family is affected by the events leading up to the death of Bobby Sands. Eighty-One is a moving tale that highlights the political complexities of the divided island.

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