Irish Republican Bobby Sands died on his 66th day of hunger striking in Maze Prison. He was trying to get the British government to recognize IRA members as political prisoners and allow them to wear civilian clothes.
There are some incredible images of the street battles that occurred the day he died, others of the army response, and many of the popularly attended funeral of Sands.
Steve McQueen’s Hunger is an incredible film about Sands’ last days in prison. The visual composition of the film is totally beautiful and allowed me to make it through the brutality of the political prisoners’ treatment and the conditions that humans are incarcerated in. Definitely check it out if you get the chance!