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Terrible Beauty, A: Ireland’s Struggles

Alternative title
Terrible Beauty, A: Two Films About the Irish Uprising
Synopsis
Two films by Kenneth Griffith on the Irish Uprising of 1916.
Year of release
2001
Year of production
1972 1973
Notes
HANG UP YOUR BRIGHTEST COLOURS is available separately from retail outlets (ref. V20001) for £12.99
Subjects
HISTORY & POLITICS CATALOGUES
Keywords
history of Britain; Ireland; newsreel films; oral history; Collins, Michael; Irish Uprising 1916

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£21.99 inc
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
146 min
Year
2002

Sections

Title
Hang up your brightest colours: the life and death of Michael Collins
Synopsis
A biographical documentary on Michael Collins, one of the principal figures in the Irish War of Independence, 1916-21. Traces his life from his childhood in County Cork, to his early years in London, his involvement in the Easter Rising of 1916, subsequent imprisonment, and revolutionary leadership in the Anglo-Irish War, the following treaty negotiations, and his assassination at the age of 31. Uses old newsreel and location footage and on-screen narration by actor Kenneth Griffith to convey the ideas and history that shaped Irish nationalism. The film was originally banned on British television for its biting indictment of British rule.
Duration
80 mins
Technical information

Title
Curious journey: the fight for Irish freedom
Synopsis
Interviews with a group of veterans of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising and War of Independence, filmed in 1973. These nine men and women, all of whom have died since the film was made, recount their experiences during that period, explain their political motivations, and reveal their hopes for the future of Ireland.
Duration
66 mins

Production Company

Name

Global Visions

Distributor

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website
Name

Politico’s Publishing Ltd

Name

Sinn Fein Bookshop

Email
sales@sinnfeinbookshop
Web
http://www.sinnfeinbookshop.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
00 353 18726932
Fax
00 353 8783595
Address
44 Parnell Square
Dublin 1
Republic of Ireland

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