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Blood Fruit

$10 member /
$12 non-member
Free for Young Patrons ($125) members and higher

 

 

Blood Fruit

Tuesday, May 26 | 7 pm

Directed by Sinead O'Brien

2014, 80 minutes

Feature-documentary award-winner and crowd pleaser at the Galway Film Fleadh, Blood Fruit takes us to 1984, the height of apartheid in South Africa.

Mary Manning, a 21-year-old Dunnes Stores checkout girl, refused to sell two Outspan grapefruits under direction from her union in support of the anti-apartheid struggle. She and ten other supporters were suspended and a strike ensued. The 11 knew little about apartheid and assumed they’d be back to work before long but the arrival on the picket line of activist Nimrod Sejake changed everything, setting the strikers on a path they could never have expected.

Following the screening, director Sinead O'Brien will join us for a talk back with former Dunnes Stores strikers Mary Manning and Karen Gearon.

 



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