How to Defuse a Bomb

Doc | April 27 | 6:30pm | 1h 30m

synopsis

This Irish documentary feature, followed by a Q&A by founder of the Project Children organization, established in 1975 by NYPD bomb squad member Denis Mulcahy.

How to Defuse a Bomb won the Audience Award at the 2016 Irish Film Institute Documentary. Directed by Des Henderson and produced by Ed Stobart, the film looks back at the work of the Project Children organization, established in 1975 by NYPD bomb squad member Denis Mulcahy, which allowed over 23,000 children from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds to escape the “The Troubles” and live together in the United States over the course of a summer. The children’s summer project ran for 40 years, before finishing last year. The organization’s internship program, established in 1995, continues to bring students to the US to live and work. The documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland in December, 2017.

Cast

Denis Mulcahy, narrated by Liam Neeson

Directed by

Des Henderson

Written by

Produced By Ed Stobart