15 Jul 2012

Lelia Doolan - Bernadette Devlin

From Sunday Morning, 9:45 am on 15 July 2012

Bernadette Devlin was the face and voice of the peace campaign in Northern Ireland in the late sixties and early seventies - a period in that province's history that saw sectarian violence, riots, brutality, pitched battles in the streets and the intervention of the British Army. In 1981, Bernadette and her husband Michael McAliskey were shot by members of the Ulster Freedom Fighters for being leaders of the H Block campaign against the criminalisation of members of the IRA. Both survived and now a documentary on Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is about to show in the NZ International Film Festival. Chris talks to director Lelia Doolan about Devlin's story.