Keepers of the Flame

Thu 07 July / Pálás 2 / 15:00

2018 / Ireland / 85 min / Documentary

Keepers of the Flame is a documentary about how individuals and families remember, commemorate and forget painful and difficult events of the past. The film brings to light the diverse experiences of some of the 85,000 Irish men and women who served during the violent revolutionary period from Easter 1916 to the end of the Irish Civil War.

“An education in revolutionary Ireland.” — The Irish Times

Shedding light on the nation’s post-war psyche, this remarkable documentary examines the long-term impact of the reluctance to talk about events of the period, the lack of desire to re-live decisions, and the secrecy and silence that further isolated individuals and families.

Followed by Q&A with director Nuala O’Connor.

Director: Nuala O’Connor
Writers: Nuala O’Connor & Diarmaid Ferriter
Producer: Tina Moran

Principal funder