Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel

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1. Synopsis

Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel presents an artistic journey into the memory of an ordinary man swept up in an extraordinary event. Travel to Dublin with 19 year old Willie McNeive. A member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, Willie felt deeply that Ireland should be separate from Britain, free to be its own independent democratic republic. He felt so strongly that he chose to take part in the Easter Rising – a violent, armed insurgence where thousands of Republican men and women occupied key sites in Dublin, proclaiming the Irish Republic. McNeive’s eyewitness account, undiscovered for over 30 years provides a remarkable, personal insight into this key moment in European history.

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