A three part documentary series that marks and memorialises the 100th centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising is produced by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and is narrated by Liam Neeson. This documentary sets out to retell the story of the rising, the events surrounding it and its aftermath.
Notre Dame staff and students, institute Director Christopher Fox, Thomas J. and Kathleen O'Donnell Chair of Irish Language and Literature Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, Director Pat Collins, along with Irish production company CoCo Television, and Emmy award winning producers Siskel/Jacobs haver worked on the documentary.
The aim of the series is to bring the history of the 1916 rebellion to a global audience and to show the interconnections with the United States and the impact this had in the story. Five of the seven signatories to the Proclamation spent some time in the US and it was important in developing their thoughts, ideas and future actions. The Irish rebellion marked the beginning of the end of the British empire which would in turn have international implications.
The documentary is to air on PBS, RTÉ and the BBC and a 70 minute film will be screened at Irish embassies worldwide.
For more information, go to http://irishstudies.nd.edu/