Produced by the pioneering Irish language filmmakers Gael Linn, Mise …ire, draws almost exclusively on contemporaneous newspapers, newsreels and actuality footage from the early years of Irelandís revolutionary period to present a history of that turbulence. The era under director George Morrisonís microscope is divided into three segments and spans from the late years of the nineteenth century through to the 1916 Rising and concluding with Sinn Feinís electoral victory in 1918, a triumph that would be a precursor to revolution. The filmís approach to this history is avowedly patriotic, celebrating as heroes and martyrs those who involved themselves in the radical nationalist movement. The film is notable for the invaluble work of archival salvage undertaken by Morrisson in identifying and preserving moving images in Irish and British collections to create this feature length montage.
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