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"Re-framing 1916" film screening and discussion

Public event hosted by the Embassy and the University of Notre Dame on 10th May 2016 in Tallinn to commemorate the Easter Rising 1916 and to re-frame historical events around and arising from that time in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe.

To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, a seminal event in Irish history which led to the establishment of an independent Irish State, the Embassy of Ireland in Tallinn, in cooperation with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame (USA), will host a commemorative event called “Re-Framing 1916” on Tuesday, 10th May 2016, from 16:00 - 19:30, in Artis Cinema (Solaris Centre, Tallinn).

The objective of the “Re-Framing 1916” event is to examine the Easter Rising in its European and global contexts in the wake of the end of the First World War, and aims to broaden the public understanding of the historical interconnections between Estonia, Ireland, Britain and the United States, connections that continue to have significance to the present day. The programme on 10th May will feature a premiere of the documentary film “1916 The Irish Rebellion” (with Estonian subtitles) produced by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame in close cooperation with COCO Television, and narrated by the renowned Irish actor Liam Neeson.

After the film screening, there will be a panel discussion led by the acclaimed academics from the University of Notre Dame - Prof. Briona Nic Dhiarmada (originator, writer and producer of the documentary), Prof. Christopher Fox (executive producer), Prof. Judith Fox (moderator of the panel), and Prof. Diarmuid Ó Giolláin. The Estonian perspective will be represented well-known scholars such as Prof. Karsten Brüggemann (Tallinn University), Prof. Tiina Ann Kirss (Tartu University) and Mr. Erkki Bahovski (ICDS, Diplomaatia).

The event will finish with a canapé reception hosted by the Ambassador Frank Flood and his wife Ms Órla Ní Bhróithe.

The event will be held in English.