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1916: The Irish Rebellion

USA/Ireland 2016. Dir: Pat Collins. 70 min. Blu-ray Disc

Narrated by Michael Collins star Liam Neeson and produced by the Keogh-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, this new documentary recounts Ireland’s historic Easter Rising, which began exactly 100 years ago — on April 24, 1916. “On Easter Monday 1916, a small group of Irish rebels — including poets, teachers, actors and workers — took on the might of the British Empire. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would soon win a moral victory — with their actions leading to the creation of an independent Irish state and contributing to the eventual disintegration of the British empire. They have inspired countless freedom struggles throughout the world — from Ireland to India” (Keogh-Naughton Institute).