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Documentary-style drama showing the events that led up to the tragic incident on January 30, 1972 in the Northern Ireland town of Derry when a protest march led by civil rights activist Ivan Cooper was fired upon by British troops, killing 13 protesters and wounding 14 more.Written by
Ruled ineligible to compete for an Oscar in 2003 because it was shown on Irish and British television on the same night that it premiered in a London theater, a violation of the motion picture academy's Rule 3, which requires a six-month wait between the time it is shown in theaters and the time it is shown on TV. See more »
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I just want to say this to the British Government... You know what you've just done, don't you? You've destroyed the civil rights movement, and you've given the IRA the biggest victory it will ever have. All over this city tonight, young men... boys will be joining the IRA, and you will reap a whirlwind.
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The live rendition of U2's Sunday, Bloody Sunday continues to play for a full three minutes over a black screen after the credits finish rolling. See more »
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Performed by U2
Written by U2
Published by Universal Music Publishing International BV
Blue Mountain Music LTD (UK), Mother Music (Ireland)
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for anyone even peripherally familiar with the northern conflict, this is an important film.
being from belfast, i have an all too familiar recollection of this and many other tragic events.
being born protestant, i have little use for the cowardly, yet brutal and malicious, mutation of the provisional ira; under the helm of gerry addams.
being born sentient, i have little use for the fire and brimstone polarisations; counterspin and half-truths of ian paisley.
being born human, i have empathy for the slain.
the bloody Sunday massacre in derry, was a tragic testament to man's blood-lust, fueled by fear and adrenaline. the events depicted in the movie "bloody Sunday," provide an arresting portrayal of a tacitly monumental aspect of modern ulster history. the portrayals of the people and the events maintain an objective testimony toward a tragedy that is both sobering and inexcusable.
"bloody Sunday" takes no sides, and distributes no blame. it simply reenacts the events as they were recorded, and lets the viewer make his or her own decisions.
if you are familiar with the conflict; if you are distressed by man's inhumanity unto himself; if you are simply interested in a detached account of history; this is an important film to see.
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