A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot

Director Sinead O’Shea spent five years bringing this documentary about paramilitary activity at a time of peace in Northern Ireland to the big screen. As the film’s extraordinary title suggests, it centres on a shocking real-life case in a Republican stronghold in Northern Ireland where a Derry mother cooperates with the intervention of dissident Republicans in controlling her teenage son, who has a serious drugs problem. The story that emerges is a fascinating and timely exploration of a post-conflict community.

Followed by Q&A with director Sinead O’Shea, hosted by Blindboy Boatclub.