Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey


  • Sunday, December 8, 5pm
  • Lelia Doolan, Director

The documentary Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey examines the brief but brilliant political run of the young radical socialist who captured the world’s attention at 21 when she was elected to the British Parliament from Northern Ireland in 1969. A vital force in the Catholic civil rights movement, Bernadette Devlin McAliskey disappeared from public life after an attempt on her life in 1981. Doolan rescues her unique subject from obscurity and delivers a history lesson both entertaining and insightful on the roots of a revolutionary.