Fri 25 Jan - Mon 28 Jan 2019
Fri 25 Jan - Mon 28 Jan 2019

89 mins – Ireland 2018 – Documentary – Dir: Nuala O’Connor
Featuring: Mary Black, Aiden Gillen and Philip King

Exploring the nation’s post war psyche, Keepers of the Flame examines the long-term impact of the reluctance to talk about events from Easter 1916 to the end of the Civil War in 1921. This feature debut from Emmy Award winner Nuala O’Connor sheds light on a divisive and traumatic period in Irish history.

Through delving into the archives of the Irish Military Service Pensions, this remarkable documentary lays bare thousands of different understandings of the same events.  Unique and personal reports of families and communities torn apart grant a new perspective on collective memory and our need to break the silence experienced by those left destitute.

Archive readings are performed by Mary Black, Aiden Gillen, Philip King, Aine Lawlor, Eoin McDonagh, Dermot McLoughlin, Aisling Ni Shúilleabháin, Joseph O’Connor, Olivia O’Leary, Iarla O’Lionaird and Marian Richardson. The soundtrack is composed by Colm Mac Con Iomaire.

Fri 25 Jan
6.15pm
Sat 26 Jan
6.15pm
Sun 27 Jan
1.30pm / 6.15pm
Mon 28 Jan
6.15pm
Fascinating, original and compelling
Sunday Independent
Fascinating, original and compelling
Sunday Independent
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