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Published on Aug 8, 2018
On release in Irish cinemas from Friday 14 September 2018.
One night Majella O'Donnell took her teenage son Philly to be shot in both legs.
Majella, Philly and his shooters all live within an extraordinary community in Derry, Northern Ireland.
The “Troubles” officially ended in 1998 but this community is still at war. They do not accept the government or police. All this happens within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom.
How do you bring your son to be shot? What happens afterwards How does family life continue? How does a community respond When do wars really end?
For five years Sinéad O’Shea has filmed this shocking portrait of a post conflict society.
Written and directed by Sinead O'Shea
A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot is produced by Sinead O’Shea, Ailish Bracken and Katie Holly of Blinder Films with Figs Jackman and André Singer of Spring Films & Oscar-nominated Executive Producer Joshua Oppenheimer.
The production and release received the support of Screen Ireland and in association with RTÉ and Inevitable Pictures.