A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot

One night, Majella O'Donnell took her teenage son Philly to be shot in both legs. Majella, Philly and his shooters all live within an extraordinary community in Derry, Northern Ireland. 'The Troubles' officially ended in 1998, but this community is still at war.

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Followed by Q&A with Sinead O' Shea

Sinead O Shea

Sinéad O’Shea is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. Her first feature documentary A Mother Brings her Son to be Shot premiered at the London Film Festival and CPH:DOX where it was nominated for a FACT Award. It was one of the most successful documentary releases in Irish cinemas of 2018. The Oscar nominated director Joshua Oppenheimer is executive producer. In 2018 Sinéad was named as one of the top 10 European female filmmakers to watch by the European Film Promotion network and the Sydney Film Festival. She has also directed and produced films with Al Jazeera English, BBC, Channel 4 and RTE. Previously Sinéad covered Ireland for The New York Times.


  • Directed by:Sinéad O'Shea
  • Written by:Sinéad O'Shea
  • Country:Ireland
  • Date:August 18th
  • Time:2pm Doors: 1:30pm
  • Runtime:84mins
  • Venue:Bog Lane Theatre
  • Admission:€10
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Still Voices Film Society

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 06 January, 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Still Voices Film Society.

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Submissions for 2020 Now Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 October, 2019

Submission call for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 now open!

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Culture Night 2019

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 09 September, 2019

Still Voices Culture Night 2019


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