Hubert Butler (1900-91) – “Ireland’s Orwell” – is now widely considered one of the great essayists of the twentieth century and a forerunner of the Irish human rights movement. This remarkable film follows his writer’s journey from an Anglo-Irish childhood and study at Oxford; through his time in Stalinist Russia, interwar Yugoslavia, and Nazi Germany; to his later life as a market-gardener, writer and public intellectual at Maidenhall, Co Kilkenny, where his family had lived for a century and a half.
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"Marvellous” – The Irish Times.
With a post-show discussion by director Johnny Gogan, poet Chris Agee, and BBC journalist Darragh Mac Intyre.
Sponsored by Irish Pages (www.irishpages.org)