A Day of Drama – Trish McAdam Filmmaker Playlist

Filmmaker Playlist, Trish McAdam Filmmaker Playlist, The Irish Independence Film Collection
Directed by:
IFI | British Pathé
Produced by:
IFI | British Pathé

2022 | 1922

4 mins
English | Silent with English Intertitles

Our second IFI Filmmaker Playlist is curated by filmmaker and visual artist Trish McAdam. Since the production of her early shorts in the 1980s, Trish has created a vibrant and varied body of work, embracing a range of forms and subjects and retaining a singular, independent voice. We’re delighted to welcome Trish to the Irish Film Institute to select her top picks from films preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive and presented on the IFI Archive Player. To view the other selections from Trish’s Filmmaker Playlist, click here.

This newsreel shows a crowd of people outside Mountjoy Prison in December 1922 in support of, and praying for the hunger striking prisoners. Lord Mayor of Dublin Laurence O’Neill and Maud Gonne McBride stand outside the Mountjoy Prison gates.

Between the years of 1913 – 1922 more than 1000 hunger strikes occurred in both England and Ireland. These types of protests were centred on common political issues, with seven people dying during this period as a result, and many more from complications later on.

To see more from The Irish Independence Film Collection, click here.