Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is partnering with National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks this June for a series of screenings of After 16, a programme of short films which were specially commissioned to commemorate the 1916 Rising. The screenings will be complemented by a bespoke panel discussion with filmmakers.
After ’16 is a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the events of Easter 1916. This collection of nine shorts films is a mixture of live action, animation and documentary and includes both contemporary and period pieces.
On Sunday June 12th, the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks will hold a panel discussion with four of the After ’16 filmmakers, including directors, producers and writers, hosted by Dr Kevin Rockett, Professor in Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin. Panel members will introduce their films with a focus on their research and share their reflections on utilising a historical topic for a creative piece. A discussion will follow which promises to be an insightful look at research methods adopted by creative practitioners working in a historical context.
‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’, one of the largest exhibitions of materials from this period is now open at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks. Many of the exhibited objects have never been on public display before while others, such as the Irish Republic flag which flew over the GPO, have been specially conserved. Through the combined effect of the objects, words and imagery of the period, visitors to the exhibition will be confronted with the physical reality of the events of Easter Week, following the stories of those caught up in the events of that momentous week – civilians, combatants and survivors alike.
After ’16 will screen at the AV Lecture Theatre, National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, D7 on each Friday in June from 11am – 1pm and from 2pm – 4pm. Visitors are welcome to watch the full programme or to drop in as they wish. Admission is free and booking is not required.