December 6th, 2013: The Wind that Shakes the Barley

The Wind that Shakes the Barley

Cast and Crew:   Ken Loach (Director); Liam Cunningham

What It’s About: Damien (Cillian Murphy) is a medical school graduate who plans to leave his native Ireland for London, but after he witnesses atrocities committed by the Black and Tans, he joins his brother Teddy (Padraic Delaney) in the revolution against English rule.

Why Watch it Today?:  The signing of the Anglo-Irish Peace treaty, which occurred on this date in 1921, divides the Republicans-and Damien and Teddy-and ignites an a civil war between  those who support the peace and those who want to continue fighting.

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