The University of Notre Dame [The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies] shall support a film premiere announced Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Dublin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny about the historical Irish Easter uprising of 1916 in order to honor the preservation of documented historical events through academic means for the present year ahead. A premiere of the documentary style film shall begin to show throughout Irish embassies worldwide this 2016, and are a part of the anniversary of a life-changing event – A great celebration amidst the shores of the emerald isle as a part of the Easter Rising Centenary Programme of the great nation of Ireland. The Irish War of Independence and the eventual establishment of the Irish Republic, makes this an important worldwide landmark film, said Irish native & Professor of Irish Studies Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, author of the three-part film series.
“The Government of Ireland launched on 31 March a national and international program of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising and to remember those who fought and those who died for Irish independence,” according to the Embassy of Ireland/Great Britain.
The film promises to deliver former truth, a description of complex historical events, a legacy of the Irish people, and the several identities and traditions which best define the Irish culture of today. A behind-the scenes look at the first advancement of the Irish seemed a small and mild overture to some, the one short step turned a monumental worldwide change for the tender, lively & life-filled Irish, a people whose passion for life & living makes them distinct from every other nation in the world. The (centenary,) Fís d’Éire 2016 Clár Comórtha Céad Bliain promises to help the nation re-imagine a better future, according to the government of Ireland. Once upon a time, brave poets and writers joined forces to rescue their own. The film, outlines a day of Easter on the year of 1916 during which Irish forces initiated an independent uprising to help the Irish persons and other labor workers of the nation of the Emerald Isle to establish a nation. The great nation of the United States of America once performed a great and similar patriotic move in order to establish national independence as well.
Those who enter the property of another and just take over, the peasants and others too meek to defend themselves, what the makeshift armies did that day made a powerful statement. The Irish persons whose own right to live in peace & privacy had suffered to say the least boundaries heinously violated while living in their own homes and minding their own business. Wrongfully pushed out of those homes and violated, the documentary film, said to demonstrate how wrong such acts are, in congruence, other historical documentaries made and distributed in America recently also reveal historical facts once unknown through such indepth research and honest presentation comparable to the preview of the present Irish film of the critique here. For example, the abuse of the Irish for the building of railroads, other American historical documentaries available on Netflex and other online avenues, portray the now public known historical stories of the Irish rail workers here who either passed away from cholera or were shot, murdered and buried, such innocent ones, once they had completed for no pay labor on the building of U.S. railroads.
The film also addresses a prime example of an Irish person who has established independence & freedom regarding his own rights even on Irish sod – The result of the uprising which gave birth to the Proclamation of an Irish Republic, some of the founders spent time here and found such influence through some more positive and conscienable founders of America later. The film, 1916 The Irish Rebellion, largely funded by the University of Notre Dame in Indiana & RTE, according to The Irish Times, features an insurrection which gave the Irish an independent state. According to Michael O. Garvey, “The three-episode series, directed by award-winning Irish documentary maker Pat Collins; written by Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Professor of Irish Studies at Notre Dame; and narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson, will follow a chronological narrative while presenting the historical, political and cultural events of the uprising and the new and lasting relationships among the United States, Ireland and Britain that it brought about.”
Award winning producer, Annie Athis, The Grand Budapest Hotel has the role to work on production of the film. “Money collected in the U.S. was vital for the purchase of arms to further their plans. For fourteen straight days after the rising, stories relating to the events in Dublin occupied front-page columns of the New York Times,” according to the Keough Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, of which the director of the institute, and Christopher Fox and Thomas J. and Kathleen O’Donnell, Chair of Irish Language and Literature, Bríona Nic Dhiarmada are working on with Director Pat Collins. Emmy award winning producers Siskel & Jacobs and leading Irish production company CoCo Television along with a team of Notre Dame students and faculty join to tell the story of the events and consequences of Easter 1916 to a global audience, said the institute. You may go directly to the event website which gives a more concise schedule of events, where both the English & the Irish language are used in order to consult information leading up to the centenary celebration and also for a schedule of events: http://www.ireland.ie/