The Hunger: The story of the Irish Famine • CIFF 2021

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The Hunger: The story of the Irish Famine

Saturday, March 6th • Available from 9 AM ET

Followed by a recorded Q&A with filmmaker Ruán Magan and art historian and author Dr. Emily Mark-Fitzgerald, Associate Professor at University College Dublin, moderated by Cóilín Parsons, Director of the Global Irish Studies Initiative at Georgetown University.

Based on the award-winning 2012 book "Atlas of the Great Irish Famine" and eye-opening new research, this powerful documentary tells the story of the Irish Famine of the 1840s. It reveals how the crisis was a manifestation of class struggle, and how British authorities, the landed gentry and the Irish Catholic middle classes each contributed to the tragic fate of the millions who suffered and died. Narrated by Liam Neeson and produced to mark the 175th anniversary of the beginning of the Famine in 1845, THE HUNGER is an extensive examination of the sheer horror of the Great Famine, as well as the complex questions of its aftermath and legacy.

Please note: This title is available to viewers located anywhere in the United States and U.S. Territories. 

Credits: DIR/SCR/PROD Ruán Magan. Ireland/U.S., 2020, color, 90 min. In English. NOT RATED

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