We are delighted to screen the critically acclaimed The Siege of Jadotville, on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th October.
The film, based on the novel ‘The Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle‘ by Declan Power, is a gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds.
Jamie Dornan stars as Commander Patrick Quinlan who, along with his 150 Irish UN battalion, came under siege by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies.
The story is one of bravery and determination by Irish troops many of whom, unfortunately, did not live to see the day where they were recognised for their bravery.
Directed by Richie Smyth, a well-known commercial and music video director (U2, Bon Jovi, The Verve) and written by Kevin Brodbin (Constantine), The Siege of Jadotville also stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Jason O’Mara with Mikael Persbrandt and Mark Strong.
A panel discussion will take place following the film on Thursday evening. The post-screening discussion will be chaired by James Durney – County Kildare Historian. James recently wrote an article on the Siege of Jadotville that will be published in the next issue of Ireland’s Military Story Magazine. Other panellists include Martin Malone, author and playwright, Michael Carroll, Congo Veteran and President of ONE, Declan Power, author of the book The Siege of Jadotville, as well as Military Vehicle Club of Ireland who present an array of weapons and uniforms from the Congo. Limited Tickets Available. Book Online Here