What's On

Your guide to What's On?

You are here:
What's On
Death or Liberty – film screening and panel discussion

Death or Liberty – film screening and panel discussion

‘The Empire’s Rebels. Banished to the end of the earth. Out of sight … but not out of mind.’

19 November 2015

19 November 2015, Death or Liberty, United Irishman Philip Cunningham (played by Owen McDonnell) leads 'Castle Hill Rebellion', 1804. Photograph © Michael Rayner

Time 17:30 - 19:30

Duration 2 hours

Cost £6

19 November 2015, Death or Liberty, London Chartist leader and son of a West Indian slave, William Cuffay (played by Kelton Pell). Photograh © Michael RaynerJoin the UK premiere of an exciting new dramatised documentary about the rebels, radicals and reformers exiled as convicts to Australia.  Featuring an original folk-punk soundtrack performed by Billy Bragg, Mick Thomas and Lisa O’Neill.

Based on the book by Dr Tony Moore, Death or Liberty tells the story of political prisoners convicted in Ireland, England, Wales and Canada and transported to the fatal shore in chains.  Their sacrifice paved the way to democracy at home and the triumph of egalitarianism in Australia.

Film produced by Roar Film and Tile Films, and co-directed by Stephen Thomas.

Screening followed by panel discussion with director Keith Farrell (Tile Films), author Dr Tony Moore (Monash University) and academic Dr Janette Martin (University of Huddersfield).  Part of Parliament Week 2015 and the Salford International Media Festival.

Suitable for adults and children 10 years and over with parental guidance

Death or Liberty Trailer from Keith Farrell on Vimeo.

  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum19 November 2015, Death or Liberty, Billy Bragg, Lisa O'Neill and Mick Thomas, image 19 November 2015, Death or Liberty, Billy Bragg, Lisa O'Neill and Mick Thomas, image © Mark Hopper
  • Love PHM?  Join the Radicals and support the museum
  • Find out more about our other exciting Parliament Week events


Parliament Week


Booking Requirements:

  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
  • Refunds on ticket sales more than seven days in advance of an event are at the discretion of the museum
  • Refunds on ticket sales less than seven days in an advance of an event are non refundable
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk