Hunger

TitleHunger
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMcQueen, Steve
Running Time96 min
Date Released05/2008
DistributorIcon Film Distribution
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication LanguageEnglish
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Hunger offers an uncompromising and brutal portrait of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike that speaks to larger issues of prisoners' rights. Prisoners in Northern Ireland's Maze prison launch a seven-month strike to win status as political prisoners, which the British government had revoked for Irish Republican Army members during the Troubles. The film focuses on Bobby Sands (1954-1981), but it also documents the no-wash strike as well as guards beating and sodomizing prisoners. 

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