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UL Welcomes Emmy Award-winning documentary film maker Rory Kennedy

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Rory Kennedy the most youthful of the 11 offspring of Senator Bobby and Ethel Kennedy was invited to the University of Limerick today where she talked about her profession as a philanthropic narrative movie producer and her renowned crew.

Ms Kennedy, in an open meeting with Dr Eoin Devereux of UL’s Sociology Department, talked candidly about her encounters of narrative film making, her life as an occupied mother of three youngsters, who went along with her at the occasion, and her part as the most youthful little girl of Bobby & Ethel Kennedy.

Ms Kennedy was welcome to the University as a component of its dedication to correspondence, assorted qualities and incorporation. During the time various provocative and moving occasions have been planned as a major aspect of this activity headed by the Human Resources Division.

Rory Kennedy was conceived six months after her father U.s. Representative Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy was killed in 1968. She is a Brown University Women Studies Major, an Emmy Award victor and prestigious Sundance Film Festival veteran she has controlled and created various humane movies including, American Hollow (1999); Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003); The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007); A Boy’s Life (2004); Indian Point; Imagining the Unimaginable (2004); Homestead Strike (2006); Thank You Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House (2008) and The Fence (2010) to name yet a couple. Her latest documentaries Ethel (2012) and the Last Days in Vietnam (2013) have gotten high recognition.

UL President Professor Don Barry invited Rory and her family to Limerick: “Limerick has a case on the Kennedys’ as Frances Condell, the first lady to hold the post as Mayor of Limerick, invited President Kennedy here in 1963. The papers of Frances Condell which incorporate correspondence with Jackie Kennedy are a piece of the Special Collections here at the Glucksman Library.”

“It is grand that we can keep on expanding on these connections over a large portion of after a century with the visit of Rory and her crew. Rory’s profession is checked by a drive to handle issues of key human rights. Her amazing filmography records motion pictures which have put a focus on worldwide issues from detainee misuse in Iraq, capital punishment, the AIDS pandemic and clashes from Sierra Leone to the Vietnam War. The imperativeness of narrative film work of this bore has never been more obvious as we live in an universe of quickly changing features and untold stories. On a late visit to UL, President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, discussed how for society to advancement on human rights issues we require “the capable to venture into the light and to have better vision”. The work of Rory Kennedy surely provides for us that clarity of vision,” said Professor Don Barry.

Additionally while in Limerick Rory and her family went by the John F Kennedy Memorial School for Boys on the Ennis Road and raised the school’s first Green Flag for Biodiversity and also a visit to Bunratty Castle and Folkpark.

University of Limerick Contact Detail:

Address: Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Phone: +353 61 202 700
Enrollment: 17,000 (2011)
Founded: January 1, 1972

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