February 1, 2016 at 8:15 pm

Northern Ireland Film Series Kicks Off with ‘A Terrible Beauty,’ Feb. 16

Students for Law, Justice and Culture is hosting a film series in celebration of the centennial of the Easter Rising, a revolt by Irish revolutionaries that took place on Easter Week in Dublin, Ireland in 1916.

This film screening is also a part of the Human Rights, Law and Justice in Ireland Spring Break Study Abroad Program. Students who go on the Spring Break trip spend about nine days studying the Troubles in Northern Ireland, which followed the partition of Ireland in 1924 and the northern six counties remaining under the control of Great Britain.

BelfastCourthouseThe film series includes four films depicting key moments in modern Irish history:

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 5 p.m.

A Terrible Beauty: This 2015 feature docudrama tells the story of the men and women who orchestrated and carried out the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916. This is the first time that this film has been screened on the Ohio University campus.

Thursday Feb. 18, 5 p.m.

Michael Collins: This historical biopic tells the story of one or the main leaders of Irish War of Independence. Directed by Neil Jordan, the film stars Liam Neeson as the patriot and revolutionary Michael Collins, as well as Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, and Alan Rickman.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 5 p.m.

Bloody Sunday: This film is a very accurate recreation of the events that occurred on Jan. 30, 1972, in Derry, Northern Ireland when British troops opened fire on unarmed civil rights protesters, killing 14 people and wounding many others. The film is directed by Paul Greengrass. It stars James Nesbitt as Ian Cooper, a Protestant MP who was a leader of the civil rights movement.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m.

Omagh: This film depicts the 1998 IRA bombing of Omagh, Northern Ireland, which killed 29 people. This bombing was very significant because it occurred after the signing of the Belfast Peace Agreement. The film focuses on the Gallagher family and their struggle for justice following the tragedy. The screenplay was written by Paul Greengrass.

All screenings will be in The Radio Technology Building RTEC 223 at 5 p.m.

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