Irish Film Screening – A Doctor’s Sword

A Doctor’s Sword will be September film as a part of the Irish Popcorn! series for Solas Nua.

A Doctor’s Sword is a 2015 documentary by director, Gary Lennon.

Q&A will stream live on Wednesday, September 29 • 6 PM ET / 11 PM IST
Registration will give you access to an on-demand film link to view any time between now and Sept 29.

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.

Film discussion with director Gary Lennon, in conversation with Solas Nua board member Kate Meenan-Waugh.

This free event is being co-hosted by NYU DC, and the screening will be facilitated via Zoom Webinar. Live auto-transcript captioning will be available on this Zoom webinar. The post-film discussion portion of this event has been pre-recorded.