Premiere. Film-maker Brendan J Byrne tells the story of the 66-day hunger strike conducted by Provisional IRA member Bobby Sands during the spring of 1981. Sentenced to 14 years' imprisonment for possession of a revolver in 1977, Sands conducted or spearheaded a number of protests during his time behind bars, culminating in the 1981 action that would eventually claim his life. Byrne makes use of extracts from Sands' diary, along with testimonies from historians, journalists, sociologists and medical experts, to gain an insight into Sands' final battle - in which he aimed to change his status from a criminal to that of a political prisoner.