In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

Arizona Premiere October 18th, 2017 7PM



About the Film

This is the story of the extraordinary work of Nobel Prize winning John Hume to secure peace in Ireland. The film shows how Hume, inspired by Martin Luther King and rising from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland, enlisted American Presidents from Carter to Clinton. Narrated by Liam Neeson and scored by Bill Whelan (Riverdance), In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America includes interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, US Senators and Congressmen, as well as Irish leaders and British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major. At a time of political instability, this is a timely film examining steady leadership and international co-operation.

Film-Maker Biography

Maurice Fitzpatrick was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He is a lecturer, a film-maker and author. He has worked with John Hume in the past on a book and BBC/RTÉ film, The Boys of St. Columb’s, published and broadcast in 2010. In 2013, he wrote & directed a documentary film for the BBC on Brian Friel’s Translations. He also writes journalism, primarily writing on Irish affairs. In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America is his third film. 

“The Irish conflict’s Martin Luther King”

-President Bill Clinton

“A Visionary Peacemaker”


“John Hume restored to his rightful place in Irish History”

-The Irish Times, July 8 2017


Arizona Premiere

Space is limited.  Purchase your tickets for In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America today.


The Film will be shown in the Great Hall of the Irish Cultural Center at 7PM on October 18. The Cultural Center is located at 1106 N Central Ave in Phoenix, AZ 85004

“I became convinced that the US should speak out for a change on this issue”

-President Jimmy Carter