Five Red Roses – One for Every Syllable of Your Name
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Máirín de Burca’s name may only be familiar to a certain generation but, in the current era of social justice and women’s rights activism this documentary by Cathal Black – no stranger to poking at societal norms in films – is nothing if not timely. An imposing figure, de Burca held the post of Sinn Fein Secretary General before turning her focus on social action and feminist causes in the 70s and founding the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement. Though de Burca is clearly happy in her own company, the easy rapport between her and Black makes for a warm and engaging portrait.