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My Life for Ireland

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Category:
Irish Culture, History, Short Film
Producer:
Suitable Films
Duration:
14 min
Year:

2015
Language:
English
Technical:
16:9, Colour

Ireland, Easter, 1916. In Dublin, Irish rebel Patrick Pearse leads a revolt to free Ireland from the grips of the British Empire. Owen, a young Irish patriot, wants to join them in their fight for freedom.

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.

To see more of the Collection, click here.

With kind permission of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.


Classroom Worksheet:

 

Recommended Age:
12+
Classroom:
TY English, History, CSPE, Politics & Society, Film Studies
Themes:

1916, Local History, Nationalism, Ideology vs Reality

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 My Life for Ireland here.

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