Shot on 16mm film in Derry and Donegal, Hush-A-Bye Baby was the directorial debut of pioneering Irish director Margo Harkin and a groundbreaking film about sexuality and women’s rights in Ireland. The story, about a pregnant Irish girl trying to contact her boyfriend in British prison, is set in Derry in 1984 and was directly influenced by the moral panic which beset Ireland during the first abortion referendum in 1983.
The film also features the acting debut of the young Sinéad O’Connor, who also wrote the musical score.
Please note: nudity and strong language.
Director Margo Harkin
Writer Margo Harkin
Cast Emer McCourt, Michael Liebmann, Cathy Casey
Country Northern Ireland
Duration 72 Mins