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The story of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, a formidable figure in the Irish civil rights movement. Bernadette was elected MP for Mid-Ulster in the late 1960s at just 21 and derided by opponents as 'Castro in a miniskirt'. Now in her sixties, having survived an assassination attempt, Bernadette remains just as articulate, engaging and uncompromising as ever.

Director Lelia Doolan joined us for this post-screening Q&A.

"Lelia Doolan's film entertains as well as educates, thanks to her highly engaging subject and rich treasure trove of archival clips." - Variety

Official Selection: BFI London Film Festival 2011

Shortlist: Grierson Awards

Best Documentary: Galway film festival