Our film The Shore is the story of one small act of reconciliation, yet it mirrors the courageous achievement of the people of Northern Ireland, Protestant and Catholic, who after 800 years of division and bloodshed came together to talk and make their peace with one another.
I love basketball. Well, I don't really love the strategy, the competition, or even actually playing the game. I love the camaraderie a player has with his teammates, and I love the role a coach can play in a kid's life.
When you see a story on Northern Ireland that is really about its misdirected youth causing violence, try and think of the vast majority of "Nor'n Iron" that could care less about the their ancestors' grudges.
From high-powered tentpole pictures (Road to Perdition, Munich, Race to Witch Mountain) to critically acclaimed indies (There Will Be Blood, In Bruges), Hinds has made his strong characterizations a benchmark.