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“How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story”, Feature Documentary About How the Efforts and Persistence of Project Children Forged the Pathway for Peace in Northern Ireland. Project Children are proud to announce a community screening of “How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story”, a powerful feature documentary film that celebrates the unsullied hard work and dedication of the Project Children Charity and one of its founding members, Denis Mulcahy, a retired and highly decorated NYPD Bomb Squad Officer. The film documents the pursuit of reconciliation in Northern Ireland, through the medium of its children. Offering over 22,000 children a six-week summer reprieve from the intrinsic, sectarian violence of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, this extraordinary tale resonates to all that is good in this world. To view the documentary trailer, visit: https://vimeo.com/180118286  About the Film Narrated by Liam Neeson and written/directed by Des Henderson, “How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story” is an inspiring documentary focusing on the Project Children charity, whose work aimed at enlightening children of “The Troubles” that a non-violent existence was feasible and peace in Northern Ireland was possible, once you embrace the other side. Media Contact: Linda Croston E-mail: linda@savvyconsultinginc.com Phone: 347 276 4746 The film hosts interviews from Denis Mulcahy and his brother, Pat Mulcahy, who along with others, founded the charity in 1975. It also offers raw accounts on the experiences of the host  families and the now adults, who participated as kids in the program. The dip back in time to the interview archives from the 1970’s offers powerful accentuation of the impact this program has had on the direction of so many lives. Former US President, Bill Clinton is also featured in the film, following Denis’ fundamental role in the work of reconciliation in Northern Ireland, along-side Mr. Clinton. "How to Defuse a Bomb” is a formidable film that tells the authentic story of real people, whose lives are now changed forever. It is imperative for the world to see this show. Although its predominant focus is on Northern Ireland, the documentary’s message highlights the need for a cohesive, visionary approach in order to surpass the complications of conflict. So powerful and prevalent given the world we live in today! Project Children Website: http://www.projectchildren.org  Anyone who attended the How to Defuse a Bomb event in the Garage Theatre, Monaghan, on Wednesday or Thursday, November 14th and 15th will agree that the word most used to describe the film and the project was the word ‘powerful’.  Over 1,200 people witnessed a film that reminded some of the terrors of the ‘Troubles in Northern Ireland’ while for others it showed what it was like to live in Northern Ireland during the ‘Troubles’ but all had to be impressed by the outcomes that resulted from the work of Project Children, begun by Denis Mulcahy and his brother Pat – a project that involved bringing children from Northern Ireland of opposite persuasion on a 6 week holiday to USA and let them live with someone  their own age but a different religion in a private home where that family may be of a different faith and race. In the film many stories are told of children from the divide in Belfast finding themselves with the opposite side but becoming best friends with each other and learning that they can live together in peace. 23,000 children experienced that and they in turn came home and influenced many which helped change attitudes to a peace process. President Clinton became more aware of how to help the peace process in Northern Ireland when he witnessed what the Project was doing. The life story of Denis Mulcahy is a fantastic one and is a film on its own but what he did to bring peace to Northern Ireland will go down in history and this film will always tell the story. However he and brother, Pat, were not alone and the huge number of families, of supporters, of organisers, of helpers, of sponsors, and promoters can never be counted fully. One Monaghan lassie, Catherine Flood, was given special praise and thanks for the mighty work she has done and is still doing for the organisation over the years and she was very much involved in bringing this wonderful story to Monaghan. Schools from Northern Ireland and Republic as well as adults from North and South attended a showing of the film over the two days and one could not but be influenced in opinion and judgement as a result of that film. The makers of the documentary were present as were many who have been involved in one way or another and Monaghan County Council must be complimented for agreeing to sponsor the event. I have been to many functions where famous people attended and I have never seen such an eagerness by all to have a photo taken with Denis, Pat and Catherine, which to me was a massive indication of the enormous admiration they have for these three in particular and what they have achieved. There are so many who should be named for their part in all of this but space would not allow such an extensive list. Finally – if you were not present to see this film and hear people tell their remarkable stories then you missed a marvellous  event. Wednesday:
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“How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story”, Feature Documentary About How the Efforts and Persistence of Project Children Forged the Pathway for Peace in Northern Ireland. Project Children are proud to announce a community screening of “How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story”, a powerful feature documentary film that celebrates the unsullied hard work and dedication of the Project Children Charity and one of its founding members, Denis Mulcahy, a retired and highly decorated NYPD Bomb Squad Officer. The film documents the pursuit of reconciliation in Northern Ireland, through the medium of its children. Offering over 22,000 children a six-week summer reprieve from the intrinsic, sectarian violence of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, this extraordinary tale resonates to all that is good in this world. To view the documentary trailer, visit: https://vimeo.com/180118286  About the Film Narrated by Liam Neeson and written/directed by Des Henderson, “How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story” is an inspiring documentary focusing on the Project Children charity, whose work aimed at enlightening children of “The Troubles” that a non-violent existence was feasible and peace in Northern Ireland was possible, once you embrace the other side. Media Contact: Linda Croston E-mail: linda@savvyconsultinginc.com Phone: 347 276 4746 The film hosts interviews from Denis Mulcahy and his brother, Pat Mulcahy, who along with others, founded the charity in 1975. It also offers raw accounts on the experiences of the host  families and the now adults, who participated as kids in the program. The dip back in time to the interview archives from the 1970’s offers powerful accentuation of the impact this program has had on the direction of so many lives. Former US President, Bill Clinton is also featured in the film, following Denis’ fundamental role in the work of reconciliation in Northern Ireland, along-side Mr. Clinton. "How to Defuse a Bomb” is a formidable film that tells the authentic story of real people, whose lives are now changed forever. It is imperative for the world to see this show. Although its predominant focus is on Northern Ireland, the documentary’s message highlights the need for a cohesive, visionary approach in order to surpass the complications of conflict. So powerful and prevalent given the world we live in today! Project Children Website: http://www.projectchildren.org  Anyone who attended the How to Defuse a Bomb event in the Garage Theatre, Monaghan, on Wednesday or Thursday, November 14th and 15th will agree that the word most used to describe the film and the project was the word ‘powerful’.  Over 1,200 people witnessed a film that reminded some of the terrors of the ‘Troubles in Northern Ireland’ while for others it showed what it was like to live in Northern Ireland during the ‘Troubles’ but all had to be impressed by the outcomes that resulted from the work of Project Children, begun by Denis Mulcahy and his brother Pat – a project that involved bringing children from Northern Ireland of opposite persuasion on a 6 week holiday to USA and let them live with someone  their own age but a different religion in a private home where that family may be of a different faith and race. In the film many stories are told of children from the divide in Belfast finding themselves with the opposite side but becoming best friends with each other and learning that they can live together in peace. 23,000 children experienced that and they in turn came home and influenced many which helped change attitudes to a peace process. President Clinton became more aware of how to help the peace process in Northern Ireland when he witnessed what the Project was doing. The life story of Denis Mulcahy is a fantastic one and is a film on its own but what he did to bring peace to Northern Ireland will go down in history and this film will always tell the story. However he and brother, Pat, were not alone and the huge number of families, of supporters, of organisers, of helpers, of sponsors, and promoters can never be counted fully. One Monaghan lassie, Catherine Flood, was given special praise and thanks for the mighty work she has done and is still doing for the organisation over the years and she was very much involved in bringing this wonderful story to Monaghan. Schools from Northern Ireland and Republic as well as adults from North and South attended a showing of the film over the two days and one could not but be influenced in opinion and judgement as a result of that film. The makers of the documentary were present as were many who have been involved in one way or another and Monaghan County Council must be complimented for agreeing to sponsor the event. I have been to many functions where famous people attended and I have never seen such an eagerness by all to have a photo taken with Denis, Pat and Catherine, which to me was a massive indication of the enormous admiration they have for these three in particular and what they have achieved. There are so many who should be named for their part in all of this but space would not allow such an extensive list. Finally – if you were not present to see this film and hear people tell their remarkable stories then you missed a marvellous  event. Wednesday:
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