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Blinded by the Light

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Based on the life story of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, Blinded by the Light tells the story of young Pakistani teen Javeed, coming-of-age in Luton in Thatcher's UK. Javeed is struggling with his cultural identity. When a classmate introduces Javeed to the music of Bruce Springsteen his life is altered. He hears his own story mirrored in The Boss’s songs and it inspires him to become a writer.

Blinded by the Light - fails to hit the right notes

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Based on the life story of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, Blinded by the Light tells the story of young Pakistani teen Javeed, coming-of-age in Luton in Thatcher's UK. Javeed is struggling with his cultural identity. When a classmate introduces Javeed to the music of Bruce Springsteen his life is altered. He hears his own story mirrored in The Boss’s songs and it inspires him to become a writer.

Fleadh to screen world premiere of Irish documentary Jihad Jane

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IN MARCH 2010, the arrest on terror charges of a blonde, blue-eyed, American, who called herself ‘Jihad Jane’ made headlines around the world. Her story is now a major new documentary to be screened at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Eight lessons Irish politicians can learn from the UK election

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What a dramatic six weeks it has been for anyone closely following political events in Britain. While Insider does not want to be accused of hyperbole, what we have witnessed has been nothing short of a political meltdown for prime minister Theresa May and the Tories.

Ireland has nothing to fear from a Brexit

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"We must sow terror in the hearts of the Irish people," a senior Irish politician told Irish Independent journalist James Downey in 2001, explaining how the Republic's Government would reverse the people's No vote to the EU's Nice Treaty that year, and turn it into a Yes vote for the same treaty the year after.

 

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