Background knowledge about the film “Bloody Sunday” Part One (to 46:29 min)
In the beginning of the film “Bloody Sunday” from Paul Greengrass, Ivan Cooper wants to start a demonstation on 30. Januar 1972 in Derry, Northern Ireland. He wants the independence and freedom of Catholics in Derry and Northern Ireland.
He declares that the whole thing will happen entirely peacefully. But the British people are sceptical and want to oversee the whole event, so they send troops to Derry. Finally in Derry the demonstation starts, there are many young people who want to protest on the street. You can see that there is no everyday-life anymore. They march through the whole city, they are very euphoric but suddenly they see troops over a wall. Everybody is very shocked and suprised.
In the history the Bloody Sunday was on 30.1.1972 in Derry, North Ireland. Under Ivan Cooper’s guidance, a protest-march starts. He was inspired by the ideas of Martin Luther King, he wanted full rights for the Catholic minority in Northern Ireland. However, the government in London had remitted a ban on demonstrations and had moved troops into the city because they wanted to stop the influence of the young IRA.