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|Liberated Lens film night: 1916, The Irish Rebellion|
|Date||Sunday April 16|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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Oakland Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave
|Organizer/Author||Liberated Lens Film Collective|
|liberated_lens [at] lists.riseup.net|
Narrated by Liam Neeson, this award-winning, landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire.
The film – featuring a combination of rarely-seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the world – from Ireland to India.
An initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, this documentary tells the story of the 1916 Easter Rising in a comprehensive way and, for the first time, places these events in their proper historical, political and cultural context as the precursor to an independent Irish state and the disintegration of colonial empires worldwide.
This screening will be a feature-length version of the original 3-part television series.
Doors at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. $5 donation appreciated, but no one turned away! Free snacks and popcorn, as always!