Saoirse?

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Details

Location

Dublin

Year

1919-1922

Source

Gael-Linn

Format

black and white

Length

1hr 31min 53sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

Gael-Linn

Rights Holder

Gael-Linn

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Description

Irish language archive-compilation documentary charting events in Ireland from 1919 to the outbreak of Civil War in 1922. The Irish title 'Saoirse?' translates into English as 'Freedom?'

Notes

The English translation of Saoirse is Freedom. Saoirse? is a follow-up to George Morrison's 1959 film Mise Eire (I Am Ireland) which dealt with the nationalist struggle up to the victory of Sinn Fein in the elections of 1918. They were both distributed widely in Irish cinemas. While the first film was a resounding success, the second was somewhat less so, perhaps because it lacked the romantic heroism of the former. A planned third part, which would examine the inter-war period in Ireland was never made.

Credits

Produced by George Morrison. A Gael-Linn Production.

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