Shorts

The Party

Belfast 1972. Laurence welcomes his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and young love. By morning, reality catches up with them.

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The Cherishing

When The Rising starts the local sweet shops are the first to be looted by Dubliners living in the tenements. Noel and Tom race off and leave their mothers and sisters at home but the havoc of the next few days will come right to everyone’s door.

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My Life For Ireland

Ireland, Easter, 1916. In Dublin, Irish rebel Patrick Pearse leads a revolt to free Ireland from the grips of the British Empire. Owen, a young Irish patriot, wants to join them in their fight for freedom.

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Mr. Yeats and the Beastly Coins

Ten years after the Easter Rising, in 1926, the Free State government decided to create a new coinage for the new state. They invited the most famous poet in the world, W.B. Yeats, to chair the design committee. Behind-the-scenes battles were fought before the new coins became one of the most enduring success stories of the new Irish state. 

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Goodbye Darling

Goodbye, Darling is one day in the enduring love story of Irish Volunteer Michael Joseph O’Rahilly and his wife Nancy. It is day five of the 1916 Rising, and as the fighting intensifies, a concerned Nancy seeks comfort and diversion by playing the piano, unaware that her husband is leaving the beleaguered G.P.O. to lead the charge that will ultimately claim his life.

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Baring Arms

There are many ways to commemorate Ireland's 1916 Rising. Only one of them involves bloodshed.

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A Terrible Hullabaloo

An eighty-year-old Vinny reminisces on his time with the volunteers, which took him around the city as a fourteen-year-old boy during the Easter Rising. With Vinny’s Dublin brought to life by handmade miniature sets and puppetry, the film offers a uniquely charming first-hand account of the 1916 Rising.

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A Father’s Letter

On the eve of his execution on May 7th 1916, Michael Mallin’s two-year-old son Joseph was brought to see him in Kilmainham Gaol. That night, his father wrote a letter that would change Joseph’s life forever.

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Granite and Chalk

As Irish rebels prepared for the 1916 Easter Rising, they were watched. Two spies codenamed Granite and Chalk had infiltrated the ranks of those planning to declare an independent Irish republic. This documentary digs into declassified British intelligence files to bring the world of 1916 espionage to life. 'Granite & Chalk' tells the little-known story of how Ireland came within a hair's breadth of a completely different history.

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Unhinged

The squeaky hinge gets the oil. But when the squeak escapes the oil, it's sure to get you!

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