1916 - The Irish Rebellion (Screening)

In cooperation with the Irish Chamber of Commerce, and under the auspices of the Embassy of Ireland, and Sophia University, the Notre Dame Club of Japan is pleased to co-sponsor a screening of 1916 – The Irish Rebellion, a film in English with Japanese subtitles.

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this 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 documentary – 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.

A poetry reading (WB Yeats & Patrick Pearse) will follow the screening.

This event is being held in the Library Building, 9F, L921 at the Yotsuya Campus of Sophia University.

Doors will open at 6pm; the event will start at 6:30 p.m. and end by 8:45 p.m.

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Thu Oct 20, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM JST
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