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Date TimeAugust 23, 2019
VoiceIn an open letter to the PM, Northern Irish film-maker Mark Cousins recommends six films, from Neil Jordan’s Angel to Bill Clinton’s eulogy to Martin McGuinness, to make him consider the consequences of no deal
Dear Boris Johnson, watch these six films before you rip up the Irish backstop and trigger violence | Mark Cousins
Dear Boris Johnson,
I’m a Northern Irish film-maker, living in Scotland. I have never been great at words, but have learned a lot about life through film. As it is 50 years since the start of the Troubles and, as the backstop is so topical, I thought I would send six films to you at Downing St that clarify why all this matters. Maybe you could watch them on a flight or train journey somewhere?

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