Some Mother's Son Controversy

January 16, 1997

A new film about the IRA hunger strikers is winning critical acclaim across the United States. It’s also generating controversy across the Atlantic in Britain. Some British Members of Parliament are calling for the film "Some Mother’s Son" to be banned from theaters across Britain. And the film’s lead actress, Helen Mirren, has been thrown off Britain’s most popular television show.

Today we are pleased to be joined by director and co-writer Terry George. He was also the co-writer of "In the Name of the Father," a film starring Daniel Day Lewis about the wrongful imprisonment of four Irish men and women known as the Guildford Four. All were ultimately released from jail.

Guest: Terry George