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      The Ghost of Roger Casement

      2002 1 hr. 47 min. Documentary List
      Reviews Raised by relatives after being orphaned at age 13, Irishman Roger Casement grows up to be a British consul. His reports denouncing human rights abuses in the Congo and Amazon earn him a knighthood in 1911. Returning home, he begins to advocate for Irish independence. Arrested in 1916 for treason, Casement loses public standing when diaries detailing sex with young boys are discovered, and he is executed. This documentary recounts his life and investigates whether the diaries were forged. Read More Read Less

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      Synopsis Raised by relatives after being orphaned at age 13, Irishman Roger Casement grows up to be a British consul. His reports denouncing human rights abuses in the Congo and Amazon earn him a knighthood in 1911. Returning home, he begins to advocate for Irish independence. Arrested in 1916 for treason, Casement loses public standing when diaries detailing sex with young boys are discovered, and he is executed. This documentary recounts his life and investigates whether the diaries were forged.
      Director
      Alan Gilsenan
      Executive Producer
      Rod Stoneman, Kevin Dawson
      Screenwriter
      Alan Gilsenan
      Production Co
      Touchstone Pictures
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English