Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey (2011)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 33m

Though it wasn’t released until 2011, Lelia Doolan was there in the beginning as a producer on Reefer and the Model and a co-founder of the Galway Film Fleadh, and so we are proud to present her directorial debut, nine years in the making: Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey.

Elected to the British Parliament in 1969 at the age of 21, Bernadette Devlin was the youngest-ever female MP. A vital force in the civil-rights movement fighting discrimination against Catholics in housing and employment, she was also a gifted orator with strong community roots and even firmer radical-socialist convictions.

Despite having faded in profile since she survived an assassination attempt in 1981, the former “Castro in a miniskirt” proves well worth Lelia Doolan’s feature-length probing, filmed over the years 2002-2011… Doolan’s documentary entertains as well as educates, thanks to her highly engaging subject and rich treasure trove of archival clips. –Variety

Featuring

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey

Director

Lelia Doolan

Editor

Gordon Bruic

Camera

Joe Comerford

Language(s)

English