GAAW: Evening of Films To Mark Human Rights Day

10/12/2011 - 00:30
12/12/2011 - 00:00


An Evening of Films To Mark Human Rights Day

This coming Saturday, December 10th, is Human Rights Day. To mark this date the Galway Alliance Against War is organising an evening of films in the Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway city centre.

Admission to both films is free.



Topping the bill at 8pm on Saturday night is the Irish premier of a documentary,


It shows for the first time ever an encounter between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and a child detainee in Guantánamo. The documentary is based on 7 hours of video footage recently declassified by the Canadian courts. The footage is shocking. At the time of the interrogation in February 2003, the boy, Omar Khadr, a Canadian national, was barely 16 and had been in military custody for seven months. Omar is now aged 25 and is still being held in Guantánamo.

The other  film that will be shown at 5.30pm is Ken Loach’s latest political thriller,

Route Irish.

This feature film was released earlier this year, but has not been shown in Irish cinemas. However, it is a fast-paced conspiracy thriller that delivers a fresh insight into the moral and political corruption at play in Iraq.  Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes The Barley) is a renowned British film director.

For further information: Niall Farrell 087-9159787