Winning the War: Hurst, Film and Propaganda

Winning the War: Hurst, Film and Propaganda

To mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, NIWM are screening ‘The Lion Has Wings’ (73 mins approx.) throughout the week beginning 2nd September 2019. 

During these events we will also display a small exhibition of original material from the estate of Brian Desmond Hurst.

The dates and times of the screening are as below:
Monday 2nd Sept at 2pm
Tuesday 3rd Sept at 2.30pm

Wednesday 4th Sept at 1.40pm ✨Special Introduction✨
Special Introduction by Alderman Marion Smith and Bob Hurst, great niece and nephew of Brian Desmond Hurst, who will explain Hurst’s East Belfast roots, his journey to Hollywood via Gallipoli (with the Royal Irish Rifles) and his prolific war film output.

Thursday 5th Sept at 2pm
Friday 6th Sept at 2pm

Booking is not required but do let us know if you plan on bringing a large group.

Free Admission. Refreshments will be served.

More details about this event and other upcoming events can be found on our website:

Promotion Video produced by Caitlin V Smith

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