“A personal investigation into the life and legacy of the famous – and infamous – Irish rebel Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa by his American great-grandson.”
Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was one of the most controversial figures in Irish history. A committed Republican, he created the concept of bombing campaigns against England in the 1800s. Banished as an exile to the United States, he continued to relentlessly campaign for Irish independence. His funeral in 1915 lit the fuse for the rebellion of Easter 1916.
One hundred years after his death, his great grandsons investigate Rossa’s legacy and their relationship to their infamous relative. Filmed in the centenary year of O’Donovan Rossa’s death, the grandsons find themselves not only observers of their relative’s commemorations, but actual participants.
Director Williams Rossa Cole
Script Williams Rossa Cole
Producers Rossa Williams Cole, Ciaran O’Connor, Martha Donovan Ahlquist, Olivia Tracey
Music James Fearnley (The Pogues)