A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot

Directed by Sinead O'Shea
  • Ireland
  • 1hr 24mins
  • 2017

Director Sinead O’Shea spent five years bringing this documentary about paramilitary activity at a time of peace in Northern Ireland to the big screen. As the film’s extraordinary title suggests, It centres on a shocking real-life case in a Republican stronghold in Northern Ireland where a Derry mother cooperates with the intervention of dissident Republicans in controlling her teenage son, who has a serious drugs problem. The story that emerges is a fascinating and timely exploration of a post-conflict community.

By turns, shocking and sad - Sinead O'Sheas's fascinating portrait of a Derry family at war with the world and each other.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Official Selection at BFI London Film Festival 2017

Filmmaker in Attendance

Director Sinead O’Shea will attend this screening.