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Sinn Féin congratulate makers of Hunger strike film

26 May, 2008

Sinn Féin MLA and former Hunger Striker Raymond Mc Cartney has congratulated Steve Mc Queen, Michael Fassbender and all those involved in the making of "Hunger" following it scooping the Camera d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday.

Mr Mc Cartney said,

"I welcome this accolade given to "Hunger".

"This award for first-time film-makers, which was given to Steve McQueen by US actor Dennis Hopper, confirms the huge interest in the Hunger Strikes and the enduring legacy Bobby Sands and his comrades have left.

"This is an important subject and I look forward to the film being screened in Ireland."


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