To Die For Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland 1980. After a decade of sectarian conflict, Northern Ireland was a war zone occupied by British soldiers. What began as a civil rights protest in 1969 escalated into an armed struggle between the guerrilla forces of the Irish Republican Army and the British Army. It is a sobering report on a society at war with itself, the victim of nationalistic passions and sectarian hatreds that became a battleground of terrorism and counter-terrorism. The program interweaves scenes of all the factions enmeshed in the conflict—the British Army, the Irish Republication Army as well as Catholic and Protestant citizens.
60 min. 1980
Emmy Award for Best Cinematography