Veteran Irish filmmaker Cathal Black will bring his latest feature Five Red Roses – one for every syllable of your name, the story of Irish writer, journalist and activist Máirín deBurca, to the Galway Film Fleadh for its world premiere on Saturday, July 14th at 3:45pm.
A leading Sinn Féin member, deBurca was a founding member of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement in 1970 . She has lived a life shaped, but never governed, by external events. A key element of her personal life is the capacity to question and a willingness to switch tack if the answers she finds require it. This is the dynamic that roused her interest in the struggle for Ireland’s independence and then propelled her towards pacifism. It sparked her deep thirst for social justice, which eventually concluded in her exit from the world of politics.
Five Red Roses is directed by Cathal Black (Korea, Pigs), and produced by him and Catherine Black. It was co-produced by Chriona O’Sullivan at Element, who also handled post-production.
Tickets for the premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh are on-sale now. For more on the film check out its official Facebook page.