What was the real after effect of the 1916 Easter Rising on Ireland? This collection of short films looks at what the rebellion left in its wake.  

The 1916 Easter Rising is approaching its 103rd anniversary in two week's time. Yet as one of the most important events in Irish history, the shockwaves of its impact on Ireland have only recently been discussed. 

Three years ago, as we celebrated its centenary year, the Easter Rising and its effects on Ireland in the hundred years that followed were widely discussed, looking especially at how it had shaped Ireland of today. 

As part of this discussion came "After '16," a selection of short films of various styles and formats that addressed different aspects of the Rising and the way in which its impact can still be felt. 

Read more: Ten little known facts about Easter Monday 1916 and the Rising

"After ’16 is a creative response by Irish filmmakers in 2016 to the events of Easter 1916 and what was left in its wake," states the IFI. Commissioned by Screen Ireland/Fís Éirean, the programme includes fiction and non-fiction, live-action and animation, contemporary and period pieces.

"This collection of nine short films is a mixture of live-action, animation and documentary, and tells stories from the eve of the Easter Rising, all the way to the Troubles in 1970’s Northern Ireland and beyond."

The video below is published with thanks to the Irish Film Institute (IFI), whom IrishCentral have partnered up with throughout 2019 to bring you a taste of what their remarkable collection entails.

You can find all IrishCentral articles and video from the IFI here. 

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