1916: THE IRISH REBELLION REVIEWED
“1916: The Irish Rebellion” is a three hour look at the Easter Rising. While we approach the 100th anniversary with the event fading from memory, it’s a nice look back at the rise of terrorism in the Western world. The Irish had an important role to play in breaking apart the British Empire and their actions were right here. But, there is a ton of legal footwork made to dance around the role of Irish Americans in things like Sinn Fein. It’s quite crazy, but very interesting.
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 5/24/16
The Plot Thus Far
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.
Narrated by acclaimed actor and Irish native Liam Neeson, 1916; The Irish Rebellion commemorates this seminal event with a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts. The documentary also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion that would change the course of Irish history.