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In Our Son’s Name

 

Thursday 24th September, 8pm

Free Admission

The Letterkenny group of Amnesty International are delighted to present the award winning documentary In Our Son’s Name, directed by Gayla Jamieson.

On 9/11, Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez lost their son Gregory in the attack on the Twin Towers. This film charts their journey afterwards, refusing to buy into the national narrative of war and revenge.

They speak out against war in Iraq and Afghanistan, publicly oppose the death penalty for 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, the 20th hijacker and befriend his mother,
asserting “Our son’s life is not worth more than her son’s life”.

As time goes on, they find peace in working with prison inmates and speaking out against anti Muslim actions.

The film mixes in depth interviews with archival photos and on location footage to invite us to reconsider conventional concepts of justice and healing.

There will be a post film discussion facilitated by members of Amnesty’s Dublin office.