RTÉ Player’s on-demand Culture collection, features an eclectic mix of documentaries and performances from the worlds of music, arts, film & TV and literature.
Each week, the RTÉ Player team suggest a ‘must-watch’ from the Culture collection. This week, we look at a documentary film exploring the two decades that laid the stepping stones for the foundation of the Irish state and the claim to sovereignty in A Sovereign People – The Story of the Irish Revolution.
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The period that followed the death of Parnell was the most exciting, turbulent, innovative decades in modern Irish history - one where intellectual, cultural, political and military activity reached a degree of intensity never before or since experienced on the island of Ireland.
This is a story of history, politics, culture and society.
Produced and directed by Sean O Mordha, A Sovereign People traces the historical and cultural significance of this entire endeavour, the road to the Easter Rising and the Independent State that emerged in 1922.