May 30, 2021
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism.
In the latest episode, Scott and Steven review the debut feature from British director, Steve McQueen – a compelling and unforgettable portrayal of life within The Maze prison at the time of the 1981 hunger strike.
Join us we take a look at Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008)
“Focusing on the 1981 hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. Bobby Sands is one of a group of prisoners who first “took to the blanket” with a “dirty protest” in pursuit of their claims for recognition as political prisoners. Sands then became the first one of the group to embark on a hunger strike that was to end in his death.”
“I'm clear of the reasons Dom. I'm clear of all the repercussions. I will act and I will not stand by and do nothing.”
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Scott and Steven