1. Michael Collins Speech - Typography

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    A type treatment of a segment from the movie "Michael Collins."

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    • The Bark & The Tree (rough cut) - Written and Performed by Vivian Nesbitt

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      While this video was done of a workshop performance, the play has gone on to win two awards at the United Solo Festival in New York City! Best Documentary Play and Best Lighting Design. The Bark & The Tree is also a featured Encore performance for United Solo 2014! This is a rough cut of a recent workshop performance - uploaded here for Festival Application and review. The short description: "A trip to Ireland to find family roots comes to a surprising end when the author must face her limitations. Through events that are both hilarious and profound, the play bends time and place revealing that sometimes connection demands transformation." And the longer one: The Bark & The Tree - An original play written and performed by Vivian Nesbitt about her visit to Ireland in hopes of understanding the legacy of her great-great grandmother, an Irish poet known as “Eva of the Nation.” The journey bends time and place to reveal Nesbitt’s own identity through a series of transformational events, some hilarious, some touching, some profound. The play explores our search for deeper connection to place, family and ultimately ourselves, while celebrating the tenacity of a young woman’s spirit to overcome her misconceptions and obstacles. Themes of duality, perception and creative expression fill the play with poignant moments of surrender and discovery, juxtaposed with the comedy of human nature.

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      • Our Generation - Jonathan Bardon

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        Bernard Conlon talks to retired lecturer, historian and writer Jonathan Bardon. Jonathan Bardon was born in December 1941 in south Dublin into a middle class Protestant family. He recalls memories of austerity, bicycling and fishing from his childhood. “The bicycle was the great machine giving you freedom in the 1940s and 1950s. I cycled everywhere, immense distances” Jonathan tells of how he was taught to speak Irish at school with a dialect that is no longer spoken. As a young boy he was deeply religious but as he got older, his religious faith began to wane. At the age of 17 in 1959 he went to Trinity College Dublin to study history. It was here he made friends with students coming from Northern Ireland. He travelled to Belfast to study at Queens University in 1963 and met many people who would later become involved with the civil rights movement. “I was sublet a room by Eamonn McCann. I met people who would go on to help form Peoples Democracy. There was intense talk among students at the time, it would lead to the civil rights movement” The experiences at Trinity and then at Queen’s brought Jonathan into a political environment that was to have an important influence on his life. Jonathan found out about a history job going at a Belfast school, he recalls the application and interview. “I remember being asked in the interview, what do you think about the teaching of Irish, and I began to speak quite warmly about my experiences learning Irish and so on. I then saw stoney faces all around the interviewing panel, but then I said ‘I don’t approve of Irish being a compulsory subject and their faces all relaxed and I got the job.” Jonathan taught at Orangefield Boys School in East Belfast between 1964 to 1968. “It was a wonderful experience for me. There I was suddenly transported to east Belfast. A great many of the boys’ parents worked in the ship yard or in Shorts, even the way that they spoke was new to me, a boy would say, ‘Sir, I forgot my gutties’ and I discovered these were gym shoes”. “I suppose I found Belfast a far more working class city than Dublin, but that doesn’t mean it was more working class it just simply was that I was teaching working class boys in east Belfast, most of the teachers or a good proportion of them were from working class families” Jonathan learnt more about the history of Belfast and what he was discovering himself he would teach the pupils. “The boys often referred to me as the Irish teacher, they often didn’t regard themselves as Irish at all. I began teaching Irish history to them, as well as that I discovered they knew very little about the history of their own city, I didn’t know that much about the history of Belfast either”. Jonathan went on to teach at what was, at that time, the College of Commerce, and today is Belfast Metropolitan College. He remembers teaching a class one night, and hearing gun fire outside. “The evening supervisor knocked on the door and suggested ‘I think we ought to close down the classes a bit early’ “I remember driving through Shaftesbury Square at about 80 miles per hour” Despite the conflict and growing sectarianism, Jonathan found that being an Irish speaking Protestant from the Republic of Ireland in Belfast wasn’t problematic Jonathan's writing career began when he was asked to write a children’s book on Irish history. His book, Belfast An Illustrated History, was published in 1982 with help from a former student, Henry Bell, who did the picture research. He would later write a book on the history of Ulster. “I got the Guardian everyday. I would cut bits out that would keep me up to date on what was actually happening in the Troubles and it became a great project” “All kinds of slaughter occurred, vicious sectarian conflict that had to be chronicled and weighed up” Jonathan was asked by Brian Mawhinney, Minister of Education to chair a couple of curriculum committees on Education for Mutual Understanding and cultural heritage. As a result, he was given more time to research the book. “I was sent to the public record offices on Balmoral Avenue and from dawn to midnight for an entire year I was researching and writing, all of it I must say written with a fountain pen”. On the role of the historian Jonathan has this to say. “The historian of course never gets to the absolute truth, the good historian strives to get there all the time. “People in their late teens and early twenties have no memories of the Troubles, of how vicious they were. We have advanced such a distance since 1994, since 1998

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        • Irish Immigration to Canada (1815-1914)

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          Lecture by Cian MacMahon from UNLV on Irish immigration into Upper and Lower Canada on Monday, February 11th, 2013.

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          • Symposium - St Oliver Plunkett

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            Drogheda local historian, Tommy Burns, introduces us to the life and times of a great Irish saint, St Oliver Plunkett. 

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            • Wallace Entwined Histories

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              A video written and produced by GCSE History and Moving Image Arts pupils in association with Cooperation Ireland and Cinemagic.

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              • Michael Tsarion - The Occult History of Ireland

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                http://www.michaeltsarion.com/

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                • Landscapes of the River Suir Teaser

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                  This teaser was produced on the back of the short film 'Landscapes of the River Suir' for the South Tipperary County Museum.

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                  • Shellshock Short Film

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                    Ireland, 1923. A young man, Padraig, returns home after having served in the British Army during World War One. He struggles to readjust to civilian life, his experiences of the trenches never far from his mind. Writer/Director: John Corcoran Producer: Jean Igoe Executive Producer: Gerry Johnston

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                    • ClickTV - Martin Sheen knows his history

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                      www.clickonline.com ClickTV got talking to Martin Sheen on the Irish red carpet premiere of his new movie Stella Days where he talks about being president of Ireland, his mother's Irish roots and schooled Hilary in her Irish History. Stella Days is in cinemas from 9th March 2012.

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