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.
Funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, After ’16 is a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the events of Easter 1916. This collection of nine short films is a mixture of live-action, animation and documentary, telling stories from the eve of the Rising all the way to the Troubles in 1970s Northern Ireland and beyond.
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With kind permission of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.
Note to Teachers:
In collaboration with IFI Education, each of the After’16 short films includes a complimentary Classroom Worksheet. These are downloadable documents that can be used as a guide for teachers and students.The nine short films in this collection have not been classified so an age recommendation has been added to each film. While most of the films are suitable for a 12+ audience, the content and lesson ideas are geared towards Transition Year +.
As with all content on the IFI Player, we recommend that you view the material in advance of showing them in class.
Download worksheet for Goodbye Darling here.