In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America (2017)


Through the relationships he cultivated with The White House and US Congress, John Hume created the framework for peace in Northern Ireland.


Documentary examining how John Hume cultivated the support of a succession of US presidents to harness international support to forge peace. Featuring compelling archive footage from the conflict in Northern Ireland and interviews with a number of former American presidents, including Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, with President Clinton referring to Nobel Peace Prize winner Hume as ‘the Irish conflict’s Martin Luther King’.

Also featured are interviews with British prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major, and Taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Enda Kenny, who all discuss John Hume’s vital role as one of the key agents of transformation and peace building in Northern Ireland.

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s): Liam Neeson.
  • Director(s): Maurice Fitzpatrick.
  • Producer(s): Maurice Fitzpatrick.
  • Writer(s): Maurice Fitzpatrick.
  • Cinematography: Basil Al-Rawi and Noel Donnellon.
  • Editor(s): David Fox.
  • Production: Creeney Films.
  • Distributor(s): BBC.
  • Release Date: 13 July 2017 (Galway Film Festival).
  • Running Time: 86 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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