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Progressive Film Club w/Reclaim the Vision of 1916 March 25, 2016

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In partnership with “Reclaim the Vision of 1916” we present ;-

A Thin Wall

A film about memory, reconciliation and the partition of India

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We follow up our very successful screening of the films Mise Éire and Saoirse with;-

A THIN WALL is a documentary about the partition of India in 1947 and was shot in both India and Pakistan. The film is a personal take on partition and is rooted in stories passed down from one generation to the next. It was written and directed by Mara Ahmed and co-produced by Surbhi Dewan, both of whom are descendants of families divided by the partition.

Followed by a conversation with the director Mara Ahmed, Mícheál MacDonncha and Betty Purcell.

Link to film trailer;-

Mara Ahmed was born in Lahore, Pakistan. She has lived and been educated in Belgium, Pakistan and the United States. She worked in corporate finance for many years before launching her career in film.
Her first documentary, The Muslims I Know, is a reaction to the post 9/11 negative stereotyping of Muslims in mainstream media and was screened by us in Dublin .
Mara’s second film is the short documentary, Pakistan One on One. It is a survey of public opinion in Pakistan about issues of interest to Americans.
A Thin Wall, Mara’s third documentary, premiered in April 2015.

Betty Purcell was a founder member of Irish Women United and a socialist activist in the 1970s. She worked in RTE Radio and Television for over thirty years as a Producer. Betty took the Irish Government to the European Court of Human Rights in protest at the censorship of Section 31 of the Broadcasting Act. She is currently a Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

Mícheál has been a member of Dublin City Council since 2011. From 2011 to 2014 he was Cathaoirleach of the City Council’s Finance Committee. He has written extensively on the partition of Ireland for An Phoblacht

Monday 11th April 2016 at 7.30pm
The Pearse Centre (The Ireland Institute)
27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Admission Free


1. roddy - March 25, 2016

For an alternative “vision of 1916”,BBC radio ulster brought Henry Reilly of the TUV onto the “talkback” programme. Henry was livid at SF being “allowed” to commemorate 1916 at Stormont.He said it was comparable to celebrating the holocaust !


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