The documentary REBEL COUNTY, narrated by Philip King, uses the shooting of the Ken Loach film, The WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY as a springboard from which t...

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Comment by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on August 23, 2013 at 5:49pm

I see Peter Hart features in the documentary. He is not universally popular. There was an interesting programme about the 'disappeared' from this time. Scores were settled even after the hostilities ceased and bodies are buried at unknown locations.


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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on August 23, 2013 at 5:57pm
Comment by Bit Devine on August 23, 2013 at 6:00pm

Here in Tucson, they did an advance screening of "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" and extended an invitation to myself and other members of the Irish community. They wanted our opinion of the accuracy of the movie. In the elders, they were looking for their own experiences. It was a good night and an intense night. So many stories, so many nightmares that won't ever be erased, not even after all that time.

They are right in this documentary when they stated that the introduction of the B&Ts forever changed the face of things.


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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on August 23, 2013 at 6:10pm

In The Name of the Republic 

the last video I posted shows another side of the war.  It got a lot of bad reviews and a lot of reviewers said the content was not proved

Comment by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on August 23, 2013 at 6:12pm

Thanks Belinda. Unfortunately I think a  lot of programmes on the RTE or TV3 player cannot be viewed abroad. TG4 is brilliant for documentaries. An interesting book to read is 'Fools of Fortune' (fiction) by William Trevor. It deals with this time in West Cork. 

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