A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot

Category: documentary
Director: Sinéad O'Shea
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Length: 84'
Production Status: completed


A shocking real-life shooting in Northern Ireland is the starting point for this unsettling story of a loyal mother and her two sons. Although the Troubles officially ended 20 years ago, the Derry community continues to be divided. The government and police hold little sway. When violent Republican powerbrokers accuse Phil of dealing drugs, his mother Majella has no choice but to take her teenage son to be shot in both legs. O'Shea's film documents the repercussions.

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