Easter Rising documentary to be screened across the world
The Irish Rebellion’s premier will be simulcasted in Irish embassies to local audiences
Actor Liam Neeson, who will narrate the Easter Rising documentary The Irish Rebellion. The documentary’s premier will be simulcasted in Irish embassies across the world to local audiences. Photograph: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images
A €2.8 million documentary that will be the centrepiece of the television coverage of the Easter Rising centenary will be screened simultaneously in Irish embassies across the world.
A 70-minute cinematic version of the documentary will be premiered at the National Concert Hall on March 16th, 2016, and will be simulcasted in Irish embassies across the world to local audiences.
A three-part version of the documentary will be broadcast on RTÉ at a date to be decided next year.
The documentary aims to internationalise the events of Easter Week 1916 and to place them in their historical, political and cultural contexts, as the precursor to an independent Irish State and the disintegration of colonial empires.
Prof Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, chair of Irish Language and Literature at Notre Dame, said the purpose of the documentary is to show how the Easter Rising was not only a pivotal event in 20th century Ireland, but also an event of international importance.
Reframing 1916 will be a series of academic events sponsored by Notre Dame in cooperation with Irish embassies and consular services. The series will take place during the State’s centenary commemorations.