Representing Religion: Ireland, The Troubles, and Beyond

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Representing Religon_iconRepresenting Religion: Ireland, The Troubles, and Beyond

Image from the film Dancing at Lughnasa.

Representing Religion: Ireland, The Troubles, and Beyond explores media representations of religion, with a particular focus on the religio-political history of Ireland and Northern Ireland. While The Sacrifice explores struggles between Christian and pagan ideas and humanity’s rational and spiritual lives in a future world, the second and third films in the series (Dancing at Lughnasa and A Sense of Loss, respectively) focus on particular communities by retelling their stories in a defined time and place as related to particular religio-political conflicts. The series aims to reach past simplistic explanations of such conflicts, illuminating threads of similarity between them and highlighting their unique cultural histories. This partnership is supported through IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.

This series is sponsored by The Media School, the Department of Religious Studies, School of Global and International Studies, and IU Cinema.

Additional Representing Religion Screenings

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God*
(2012) Directed by Alex Gibney
February 20 – Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.

Bloody Sunday *
(Replaces Titanic Town, which was previously scheduled)
(2002) Directed by Paul Greengrass
March 1 – Thursday – 7:00 p.m.

*Screenings takes place in the IU Moving Image Archive Screening Room in the Herman B Wells Library.
Free, but reservations required: http://iub.libcal.com/calendar/screening-room.

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