“1916: The Irish Rebellion,” the landmark documentary produced by Notre Dame and narrated by Liam Neeson, has been picked up by a record number of TV stations across the US. It speaks to the intense interest across the USA in the 1916 Rising.
The three part series – which will also be turned into an 80 minute feature film – is set to be shown in America on PBS, on RTE in Ireland, on the BBC in Britain, in Australia, Canada and all around the world to mark the centenary of Ireland’s Easter Rising, which paved the way for Irish independence.
The documentary, a $3 million collaboration between Notre Dame, the world’s leading Irish historians and cultural voices, will bring the events of Easter 1916 to a global audience and highlight connections which have significance up to and including the recent Irish peace process.
The Ireland premiere of the series will take place at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on March 16 and include a symphony performance and screening. This event will be telecast internationally through Irish embassies and consulates to reach the diaspora and widest possible audience. This is the first time an event of this sort has been hosted by the Government. Government ministers who saw the series were said to be deeply moved by it.
The world premiere will take place at Notre Dame nearly two weeks before the "1916: The Irish Rebellion" is shown in Dublin. The university will host a gala event on on March 3 to mark the world premiere of the feature-length version of the documentary. Attendance is expected from the highest level of Irish government, as well as Ambassador Anne Anderson and the Chicago consul general. There will also be a Kennedy Center celebration in D.C attended by Ambassador Anderson, as well as events in Chicago and Atlanta.
The PBS stations who have picked up the show so far are:
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