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1916: the Irish Rebellion
1916: the Irish Rebellion

Please join the Boston College Center for Irish Programs in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies for a screening of the film: 1916: The Irish Rebellion.

The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film and a reception sponsored by the Irish Consulate. This event is free and open to the publc.

Monday, September 26, 2016, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. The documentary – featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the world – from Ireland to India.

An initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, this documentary tells the story of the 1916 Easter Rising in a comprehensive way and, for the first time, places these events in their proper historical, political, and cultural context as the precursor to an independent Irish state and the disintegration of colonial empires worldwide.

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Brighton Campus

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Brighton Campus

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