IWW to screen The Wind That Shakes the Barley for St. Patrick’s Day

The Providence Industrial Workers of the World will be holding a screening of the award-winning Irish war film The Wind That Shakes the Barley on St. Patrick’s Day at their new space at 375 Smith Street in Providence.

Set during the early days of the Irish Republic, it tells the story of the War for Independence and Civil War from the perspective of two brothers caught in the divisive politics of the Irish Republican Army at the time of the partition of the country. It stars Cillian Murphy, Orla Fitzgerald, and Pádraic Delaney. Directed by radical artist Ken Loach, the film proposes a socialist alternative to the historiography of the Irish struggle and frames the violence as part of a wider post-colonial national liberation struggle.

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