Filmmaker Anne Crilly will introduce this screening of her award-winning documentary Mother Ireland (Derry Film & Video 1988, 52 mins) in the context of the centenary of the Easter Rising.
Filming the 70th Anniversary of the Rising in Dublin in 1986 was influential in shaping her vision and ground-breaking research into the history of women in ‘The National Struggle’.
‘The 70th Anniversary of the Easter Rising was a landmark event for me in creating a film exploring how gendered motifs were used by writers and artists in Nationalist Culture including the run-up to the 1916 Rising,' said Anne.
'The voices of the women featured in ‘Mother Ireland’ are still relevant today and it will be fascinating to view the film in this Centenary year.’
This event is in association with The Centre for Media Research, Ulster University.