1916 is a landmark documentary giving a comprehensive overview of the Easter Rising, looking at the enormous impact it had both here and around the world and the crucial role played by Irish America in the lead up to the rebellion, narrated by actor Liam Neeson. Told in a series of three episodes, each episode is one hour long.
Episode One Awakening Crucial in setting up the context for our dramatic story for the events of Easter week.
Episode Two Insurrection The story of the Easter Rising rebellion. The separatist Irish Republican Brotherhood infiltrated the Irish Volunteer Movement and attempted to secure help from Germany. Also: what the British intelligence service knew beforehand.
Episode Three When Myth and History Rhyme An examination of the aftermath and response to the Easter Rising in Ireland and abroad. Although it failed, the rebellion changed the course of Irish history by creating the conditions for a national revolution.
Airs on WXXI-TV March 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm (3 hour long episodes back to back)
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