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In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

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In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America is a feature documentary film telling the story of legendary Irish politician John Hume, directed by Maurice Fitzpatrick. The film, along with the book John Hume in America: From Derry to DC which was also written by Fitzpatrick, details how Hume's engagement with the US helped to secure peace in Northern Ireland. Narrated by Liam Neeson and featuring two former United States presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the film has been welcomed in the United States and has gained the attention of many politicians.


Critical Response[edit]

The film has been received very well with audiences both in Ireland and internationally. Irish Screen America said "...this beautiful film reminds us of the redemptive powers of politics to overcome hatred and division..."[1] Galway Film Fleadh called the film "A timely and important examination of John Hume’s remarkable career that charts his evolution from civil rights activist to nationalist leader and international statesman."[2]


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