Ireland: Birth of a Nation
A new 30 minute film called Birth of a Nation opens in the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare Street on September 1st 2014.
The film tells the story of how Ireland went from being part of the British Empire to being an Independent Free State.
The film has been produced for its educational value and will appeal to Tourists, School Tours and the gneral public alike.
Translation of the film’s narration will appear on the film’s website in German, French, Spanish and Italian.
The film starts with dramatic footage of both O’Connell Street and St Stephen’s Street from 1897. This is the oldest footage ever shot in Ireland.
Rare footage follows from the Boer War and Queen Victoria’s visit to Dublin in 1900.
Perhaps one of the most interesting pieces of film footage shows Padraig Pearse at the Graveside of Jermiah O’Donovan Rossa in 1915. Pearse made a famous oration at that event.
The film is packed with wonderful rare footage of some of the ky personalities of this period such as Roger Casement, James Connolly, Eamonn Ceannt, Thomas Clarke and Erskine Childers.
The film shows 6 times a day from September first and further details can be seen on the website www.irelandbirthofanation.com