Release Date: March 20th, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 16th, 2010
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min
Focusing on the 1981 hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. Bobby Sands is one of a group of prisoners who first "took to the blanket" with a "dirty protest" in pursuit of their claims for recognition as political prisoners. Sands then became the first one of the group to embark on a hunger strike that was to end in his death.
Director: Steve McQueen
Distributors: IFC Films