SCREEN ON DEMAND + TALKBACK ON SATURDAY, JULY 18 @2pm EST
BIAFRA: FORGOTTEN MISSION
(online screening + conversation)
Directed by Irina Maldea and Brendan Culleton
County Wicklow, Ireland
Civilians bombed, famine used as a weapon of war, foreign interference, huge arms sales. It all sounds very familiar. Fifty years ago, Nigerian was embroiled in a brutal civil war. Irish missionaries defied a cynical international cartel to save millions from starvation, becoming international media celebrities in the process. At the end of the war, they were expelled from Nigeria, accused of prolonging the war, and the episode was wiped from the public memory of both countries. This film by Irina Maldea and Brendan Culleton sheds new light on a story that has been airbrushed from history.
This program is presented in partnership with The Aisling Irish Community Center, The Consulate General of Ireland, New York, and through a generous grant from The Emigrant Support Program.
HOW IT WORKS:
Movies are presented online and on-demand. On July 15th, we’ll send you the link to the film which you can then watch at your leisure until midnight July 19th.
We'll also send you the link to the ZOOM Q&A with filmmakers which will be on Saturday, July 18th at 2pm EST.
If you purchase the full festival pass, you will receive the links to all the screenings and all the ZOOM talkbacks, and you can watch and join in wherever you like!