Jimmy's Hall Sociology

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In the year 2014, the movie “Jimmy’s Hall,” was produced and directed by Ken Loach. “Jimmy’s Hall,” takes place in Ireland during the early 1930s and tells the story of Jimmy Gralton. During the 1930s Jimmy Gralton was deported to the United States, however, later in the film Jimmy Gralton leads the Revolutionary Worker’s Group. Gralton builds a hall that teaches the people of Ireland different types of culture that Gralton go to experience when he was in the United States. “The Boxer,” is a movie that was filmed in the year 1997 and directed by Him Sheridan. The movie centers on a former Irish pugilist and Provisional IRA member, Danny Flynn. Throughout the movie there is a chain of events that unravel that cause a variety of obstacles of Danny Flynn to overcome. Both, “The Boxer,” and “Jimmy’s Hall,” talk about the political, social, and historic events that happened during the time both movies were filmed around. “Jimmy’s Hall,” starts off with Jimmy Gralton moving back to his home back in Ireland. His mother needed his help to run the family farm that has been in their family …show more content…
“Jimmy’s Hall,” shows a social aspect as well how people in Ireland did not want to lose sight of who they are culturally. Even though some people wanted to go to the hall and explore different cultures they were afraid to because of the possible consequences from the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church would go to extreme limits to get rid of Gralton they even tried to deport Gralton back to the United States, saying that his birth certificate was not valid anymore since he went to the United Sates. His mother even argued that she gave birth to him in Ireland but since he had an American passport they said he could be deported. “Jimmy’s Hall,” is an educational movie that can help students get a better understanding on what the political situation was in Ireland during the

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