• Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey

  • Sun, 04-11-2018 at 14:00
  • Ulster Museum, Belfast
    Botanic Gardens
    BT9 5AB Belfast
Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey - Ulster Museum, Belfast - Belfast

Screening as part of Wanda: Feminism & Moving Image and Hear Her Voice - a series of films celebrating women in the Ulster Museum, Belfast collections, we are delighted to present, Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey. The director, Lelia Doolan will be introducing the film.Winner of the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Glasgow and the Best Feature Documentary prize at the Galway Film Fleadh, Doolan’s account of the tumultuous political career of Northern Irish activist and ‘speechifier’ Bernadette Devlin McAliskey atmospherically conveys the complex and volatile environment, both personal and political, in which she rose to power.​Benefiting from a wealth of highly-charged archive footage, particularly from the most thoroughly recorded period of Devlin’s career, when she was elected MP for Mid-Ulster in 1969 as a 21-year-old student, the historical material is interspersed with extracts from a series of more recent interviews.