SUNDAY, MARCH 12,
4:30 PM, SOMERVILLE THEATRE 5
THE WOMEN'S COUNCIL - WOMEN OF THE REVOLUTION
(Cumann na mBan- Mná na Réabhlóide)
2015/Ireland (51 min)
Director: Gerry McColgan
Cumann na mBan- Mná na Réabhlóide (Women of the Revolution) reveals the largely untold story of an extraordinary group of Irish revolutionary women during the turbulent years 1914 to 1923. Much of the work and activities of these heroic women has been forgotten or overlooked, their organisation was neutralised by former colleagues in arms who became the rulers of the new Irish Free State in 1923.This documentary provides the opportunity to bring the contribution of these nationalist women, to the Independence struggle, fully into the light.
Narrated by former President of Ireland Mary McAleese.
A NIGHT OF STORYTELLING (OIDCHE SHEANCHAIS)
1935/Ireland (12 mins)
Director: Robert Flaherty
A lost film until the 2013 discovery of a 35mm nitrate print at Harvard University, Robert Flaherty’s 1935 short film Oidhche Sheanchais offers a disarming and fascinating distillation of his ardent belief in cinema as a mythopoeic art and folkloric tradition.