On Easter Monday 1916, a small group of Irish rebels—including poets, teachers, actors and workers—took on the might of the British Empire. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would soon win a moral victory—with their actions leading to the creation of an independent Irish state and contributing to the eventual disintegration of the British empire. They have inspired countless freedom struggles throughout the world—from Ireland to India.
The three-part documentary series will screen in Ireland on RTÉ Television and on public television stations throughout the United States and Canada in Spring 2016.
For additional broadcast dates in major cities across the United States, please download this schedule.