Saturday, 27 January, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:30

Described as "Ireland's George Orwell", Hubert Butler (1900-91) was both essayist and human rights champion. From his base in rural Ireland he travelled in Europe, working to smuggle Jews to Ireland from post-Anschluss Vienna, and exposing World War 2 atrocities in the Balkans, work that brought him into a head-on collision with the Vatican. New research brought to light by this film shows how the Irish state colluded to silence Butler just as it was covering up the harbouring of a Croatian war criminal. We might never have heard of Butler if not for Dublin publisher Antony Farrell who turned Butler into an overnight publishing success aged 85.

Director: Johnny Gogan

Address

Tyneside Irish Centre
43 Gallowgate
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE1 4SG

Cost

Free

Primary Organiser Name

Tyneside Irish Cultural Society

Organiser Phone

0191 2610385
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Organiser Email

tyneirishcs@gmail.com
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Website

www.tynesideirish.com

Attendance details

Open to the public.