One night Majella O'Donnell took her teenage son Philly to be shot in both legs.


Majella, Philly and his shooters all live within an extraordinary community in Derry, Northern Ireland.
The “Troubles” officially ended in 1998 but this community is still at war. They do not accept the government or police. All this happens within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom.


How do you bring your son to be shot? What happens afterwards?
How does family life continue? How does a community respond? When do wars really end?
For five years Sinéad O’Shea has filmed this shocking portrait of a 
post-conflict society.

 
 
 
 
 
"★★★★ An extraordinary film...an eye-opening, rattling insight into modern-day Northern Ireland" Entertainment.ie
 
"Fascinating and Gutsy" Screen International
 
" Shocking but unexpectedly humorous" RTÉ
 

"Amazing stuff" Charlie Phillips - The Guardian

 

" A terrific film" - Nick Cohen - Spectator

" Truly shocking... Sinéad O'Shea has plenty of opportunities ahead" - The Film Experience

 

" Shocking" - Time Out London (selected as highlight of London Film Festival) 

 

"A fascinating and troubling documentary which couldn’t be more timely" – Backseat Mafia 

 

A hidden gem of a doc" - Culture Fly

 

" Our favourite film at London Film Festival, an absolutely incredible doc." - Hiive.co.uk 

 " The essential documentary about contemporary Northern Ireland"  

The Thin Air

 
 

ON RELEASE IN IRISH CINEMAS FROM FRI 14th SEPTEMBER 2018

 

INCLUDING 

DUBLIN

The Light House Cinema , Smithfield Dublin - See times and book here 

(Booking open 7pm Opening Night Q&A screening with Sinead O'Shea on Fri 14th Sept)

BELFAST

Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast )

LONDON

18th October, 18.15 Global Governance Institute, UCL - Book Here

WARSAW WATCH DOCS FESTIVAL 

December 7-9th

WINNER OF Special Mention

BUDAPEST

February 1st -3rd 2019

Best Documentary Nominee

LONDON

March 13th 2019, Curzon, Soho

Q and A with Gavin Esler 

 

PRINCETON, USA

April 12th, 2019

Q and A with Fintan O'Toole 

STILL VOICES IRELAND

August 17th 2019 

 

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