Solas Nua's Irish Popcorn! film series and NYU Washington, DC present A Doctor’s Sword. This webinar will be a live discussion (*the film link will be sent to registrants prior to the webinar to watch on their own*).
Film discussion with director Gary Lennon in conversation with Solas Nua board member Kate Meenan-Waugh. A Doctor’s Sword tells the incredible story of how a doctor from West Cork survived some of the most harrowing episodes of World War II. Seventy years later his family searches Japan for the origin of a samurai sword gifted to their father following the atomic destruction of Nagasaki. The sword now resides at the MacCarthy family home, a pub in Castletownbere, west Cork.
This is a story of survival, forgiveness and humanity at the highest level. Hand-picked by Solas Nua's Capital Irish Film Festival, in partnership with NYU Washington DC, Irish Popcorn! is a bi-monthly, curated series of Irish film.
Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom log-in details for the live webinar discussion and the film link. Please note that this program may be recorded.