Irish Film Screening – Violet Gibson: The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

Violet Gibson: The Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini will be July’s film as a part of the CIFF@Home with NYU DC series for Solas Nua.


Violet Gibson: The Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini is a 2020 documentary by director, Barrie Dowdall and Siobhán Lynam.

Registration will give you access to an on-demand film link to view ahead of the live Q&A discussion.

In 1926, Violet Gibson pushed her way through an adoring crowd in Rome and shot fascist dictator Benito Mussolini at point-blank range. She came the closest to success of four assassination attempts on Mussolini, yet, she was labeled a “mad Irishwoman”, committed to an asylum, and effectively written out of history.

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.