Mirror, Mirror (Northern Ireland)

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Mirror, Mirror (Northern Ireland)

  • 1994 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs
  • (Blood and Brotherhood series, Part 3) Focuses on the Loyalists of Northern Ireland: Protestant, anti-Catholic, anti-European, anti-Irish, monarchist, they clearly belong to a nation-state--the United Kingdom--yet feel abandoned by the British people, who no longer share their devotion to traditional values. They are, of course, at home in the northern part of Ireland; but they seem most at home when invoking the past to justify their present opinions and singing the kind of nationalistic song which any Serb, Croat or Kurd, German or Ukrainian, French Canadian or Cree would sing to prove his or her blood and belonging.
  • Topics: (History: British, Political Science: British, Religions: Christian, War and Peace)