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Thu, 8 May 1997 16:30:59 -0400 (EDT)

*ANNOUNCING NEW IRISH STUDIES RELEASE FROM THE CINEMA GUILD*

SONS OF DERRY
Portrays the efforts of two men the Protestant Glen Barr, one-
time political advisor to the Ulster Defense Association, and the
Catholic Paddy Doherty, former spokesman for the Derry Defense
Association to overcome the bitter enmities of the past with
imaginative solutions to the problems of Northern Ireland=92s
second largest city. After chronicling the history of Derry from
its Celtic roots through its building and rebuilding by Christian
monks, Viking raiders, Norman conquerors, and English and
Scottish settlers in the seventeenth century the documentary
shows how Barr and Doherty are working in different ways to
rebuild the city: the former by using Derry history as the theme
for reconstructing the old city destroyed by IRA bombs, and the
latter by using new technology to bring new business and
employment into the area. As former political enemies who forged
their identities during the Troubles, both men today want to use
what they learned from the violence to provide hope for a better
future built on mutual respect rather than fear.
Directed by Marcia Rock
1993, color, 58 mins., video
Purchase: $350 Rental: $95

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