Bogwoman (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Ireland  |  
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Set in 1958, this drama chronicles the raising of an Irish housewife's socio-political consciousness over a ten year period. Desiring a better life for her son, the unmarried Maureen crosses the border into Northern Ireland to live in the town of Bogside in Derry. There she marries the easy-going but traditional-minded Barry who seems to value her more for her child-bearing capability than her mind. At first she seems doomed to a life of household drudgery and dullness, but as time passes she becomes acquainted with several, strong-minded local women who open her eyes amidst the turmoil and strife of a changing Northern Ireland.

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single-parent, Ireland