I, Dolours - Idea's and Thoughts
I, DOLOURS is a cinematic yet intimate and complex portrait of Dolours Price, militant IRA activist, hunger striker and dissident Republican who two years before she died gave a filmed interview on condition that it would not be broadcast in her lifetime.
Now for the first time her story can be told in full and entirely in her own words. This shocking film brings us deep inside the IRA and charts one woman’s journey from passionate idealist into disillusioned cynic, haunted by the memories of the terrible things she did for a cause she once so strongly believed in, she killed for it but, for which she believes was ultimately betrayed. Dolours Price resists easy stereotyping – she was a ruthless revolutionary/terrorist who didn’t shirk any task, however brutal. She demanded her equal place among the male-dominated members of the IRA and was pitiless in her scorn for those who didn’t share her total commitment. She was also a beautiful, charismatic woman, loving mother, devoted sister and friend. She was passionate but fragile, dogmatic, yet tortured.
Fascinating, moving and at times deeply disturbing - this is her story. I, DOLOURS is directed by Maurice Sweeney and produced by Nuala Cunningham and Ed Moloney with backing from Screen Ireland.
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