Sunday tells the story of an infamous day in Derry, North of Ireland and how the events of that day were subsequently covered up by the British Government of the time. On Sunday 30th ... See full summary »
Sunday tells the story of an infamous day in Derry, North of Ireland and how the events of that day were subsequently covered up by the British Government of the time. On Sunday 30th January 1972 a peaceful civil rights march against internment (imprisonment without trial), organised by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) ended with 13 marchers shot dead and 15 wounded. It became known throughout the world as Bloody Sunday. Told primarily from the perspective of the Derry community, juxtaposed with the British Army/state's preparations and reaction to the day, Sunday communicates the forensic and emotional truth of what happened. Written by
I was there and from street level it was fairly accurate.
On that day 32 Years ago I was a cocky young fella who seen nothing wrong with the world. I was marching along with thousands of others for basic civil rights for everyone. The only reason I was there was a beautiful young catholic girl. Now it was a bit different for me as I was a 20 yr old protestant and only there in the hope of some heavy petting after the march.
That day changed my outlook on the world. The film portrays it fairly well and can I remember it as it happened, although nothing can replicate the fear I felt that day. I won't go into too much details as I don't want to dig up old memories that turn me into a blubbering old fool. I can only say that what I seen in the film was fairly accurate to what I seen that day in the streets of the Bogside. That day I saw innocent people killed for marching for basic civil rights.
I don't know much more than what I saw and can't comment on the other pieces in the film of which I have no knowledge. I have read a lot regarding the Armys motives and also of English Justice and Political reasoning behind all that happened that day. To me I can't understand it and also I can not believe any of it as it all contradicts itself.
Nothing in my mind excuses what happened that day. Lets hope our kids on both sides of the fence and on both sides of the water do a better job of living together in peace. This film and others like it serve their purpose to show the world what happens on days like these. Days that change the world and change history. Lets hope we can learn from it.
All the Best,
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