In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America film screening and discussion
What: In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America film screening and discussion
When: Sunday, March 24, 1:30 – 4:00 PM
Where: Goodwin College, One Riverside Drive, East Hartford
Who: Congressman Larson, Maurice Fitzpatrick, Aidan Hume
Maurice Fitzpatrick is an acclaimed film director and lecturer who attended Trinity College Dublin. He has made two documentaries for the BBC: The Boys of St. Columb’s (also an Irish public television RTE production) which tells the story of the first generation of children in Northern Ireland, including Nobel Laureates John Hume and Seamus Heaney, to receive free secondary education as a result of the 1947 Education Act. The second film is an examination of Brian Friel’s brilliant play Translations, which takes place in Donegal in 1833 and explores the role of Irish language at the time and how people overcome differences. In 2017, Maurice Fitzpatrick wrote, directed and produced the documentary feature film, In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America. He is also the author of a separate book entitles John Hume in America.
Aidan Hume is a senior advisor in the global communications company Hume-Brophy specializing on developing key relationships in the United States of America. He has an MBA from Boston College and enjoyed a successful 20 year career in the banking industry. He is the son of John and Pat Hume and lives with his family in greater Boston.