Mary Hendriksen | October 12, 2016
1916 The Irish Rebellion was awarded “Best Documentary Series” at the 2016 Irish Film and Television Award ceremony, held on Friday, October 7, in Dublin.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, the three-part series 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 freedom struggles throughout the world – from Ireland to India.