Keepers of the Flame with with Nuala O’Connor and Diarmaid Ferriter
7 October @ 10:30 am
A feature documentary on the legacies of the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War followed by Q&A with Nuala O’Connor and Diarmaid Ferriter.
This feature documentary reveals the legacies of the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War and explores the impact of these events on the collective and personal memories of the Irish state and its people. Here are the ‘Keepers of the Flame’ of the title whose accounts of family stories, cherished memories, battles over status, survival and recognition of sacrifice provide a moving narrative of this post war generation. As with all wars there is the issue of official commemoration involving continuous disputes over legacy. The question of how a civil war, the most brutal and destructive of all wars, is to be commemorated is examined in the film, in the context of the upcoming 100th anniversary.
Nuala O’Connor is a producer of music and arts documentary films.
Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD. His most recent book is A Nation and Not a Rabble: The Irish Revolutions, 1913-23 (2015).
No booking required. Seating is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Auditorium doors open twenty minutes prior to event.
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