17:30-18:30 | Reception
18:30-20:00 | Film screening
20:00-20:45 | Panel
Register now for this free screening of 1916 The Irish Rebellion - awarded 'Best Documentary Series' at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2016.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, the landmark documentary features rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts. Watch the trailer.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with:
- Bríona Nic Dhíarmada
Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O'Donnell Professor of Irish Studies and Concurrent Professor of Film, Television and Theater, University of Notre Dame
Originator, Creator, Producer and Executive Producer of the documentary
- Kevin Whelan
Michael Smurfit Director of the Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre in Dublin
- Patrick Cassidy
Composer of the documentary score
Don't miss the preceding Reframing 1916 event on Monday, October 24; 'War, rebellion, and revolution in Ireland' is a free public lecture by Charles Townshend FBA, Professor of International History at Keele University and author of Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion.
About Reframing 1916
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.
In the centenary year, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is partnering with the Irish Government and leading universities and institutions worldwide to host a series of international academic events. Called Reframing 1916, these events will bring select Notre Dame faculty to museums, institutions, and universities with an Irish Studies presence to engage with their faculty, students, and the public in a scholarly response and reassessment of the seminal events of 1916.