Maeve Murphy’s prison drama from 2001 is based on events during the Troubles in Armagh Gaol.
Inspired by Nell McCafferty’s book, The Armagh Women, it follows Aine, a young woman caught up in a violent incident involving the British Army, who finds herself sharing a cell with Eileen, a high ranking Republican prisoner. At first, Aine is opposed to the other prisoners as they campaign for political status, but when Eileen embarks on a hunger strike her feelings begin to change.
At WANDA we want to revisit films of the past to explore how women’s stories are told and how women are represented. We feel it is important to look at films from around the world to do this, but also to examine films about Irish history and how they help shape the cultural narrative surrounding women and history in this country.
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During the Troubles in Northern Ireland many people were imprisoned during the period of internment in the 1970s and onwards throughout the conflict. What is not as widely known is that women were also interned and took part in hunger strikes while in Armagh Gaol until its closure and transfer to Maghaberry prison in 1986.