How to Defuse a Bomb:
The Project Children Story

$12 general /
$10 members
Free for Friend / Young Patron ($125) members and higher


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Irish Arts Center & Craic Fest present

How to Defuse a Bomb:
The Project Children Story

In association with Irish Film Institute (IFI)

Tuesday, April 25 | 7:30 PM

Featuring Denis Mulcahy
Narrated by Liam Neeson
Directed by Des Henderson

2016, Northern Ireland, 90 minutes

The extraordinary untold story of how an NYPD bomb disposal expert played a key role in helping defuse the decades old Troubles in Northern Ireland.

In 1975, Irish immigrant Denis Mulcahy of the NYPD bomb squad began a program offering children from Northern Ireland respite from the Troubles. His project would ultimately affect twenty three thousand children. With stunning archival footage, and exclusive contributions from Bill Clinton and Martin McGuinness, this feature-length documentary weaves the personal stories of the children against the backdrop of Irish-America’s complex relationship with “home.”

A talk-back with Denis Mulcahy, Des Henderson (director) and Barry Lynch, moderated by Laura Perez (Research Fellow on Children and Armed Conflict at Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs), will follow the screening.

Please also join us for a post-event reception.

Funded in part by the Cultural Immigrant Initiative and NYC Council member Jimmy Van Bramer

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