In July 1984, the naive action taken by one young Irish shop cashier changed the face of the anti-apartheid movement around the world. The film“Blood Fruit” – screening February 8 in the Capital Irish Film festival -- tells what happened when Mary Manning, a Dunnes Stores checkout girl, refused to sell two Outspan grapefruits under direction from her union in support of the anti-apartheid struggle. She and ten supporters were suspended and a strike ensued. The screening is at 4:30p and director Sinead O'Brien will be on hand for Q&A after the film. Check out the preview below and click here for tickets.
Blood Fruit - Trailer from Ferndale Films on Vimeo.
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