May-17-74 Anatomy of a Massacre

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CertificateNot Rated
Director(s)Joe Lee
Running Time1HR 35MINS
SeasonMain Programme

50 years on, this powerful documentary explores in great detail the Dublin and Monaghan bombings. From director Joe Lee (406 Days: The Debenhams Picket Line).

On May 17th, 1974, three bombs exploded in Dublin City Centre killing 27 people and injuring 258. Later that evening, a bomb in Monaghan Town killed 7 more innocent people. This day saw the greatest loss of life in any single day of the Troubles. However, after seven weeks, investigations into the bombings were closed down and inquests into the Dublin casualties were never completed.

In 1993, the Ulster Volunteer Force claimed sole responsibility for the atrocities, but many families and survivors believe that the British Military were involved.

May-17-74 Anatomy of a Massacre gives voice to members of the Justice for the Forgotten, tireless campaigners for truth and justice for their loved ones.

The 6.15pm screening on Thu 13 June will be followed by a discussion featuring director Joe Lee, producer Fergus Dowd, Margaret Urwin (Justice for the Forgotten), and family member Lynn Cummins.

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