The United Irishmen
It’s easy to lose sight of the revolutions and uprisings that preceded events a century ago. Possessing a grandeur and epic sweep often absent in most historical documentaries, The United Irishmen reminds us of what a truly radical group they were and also what a seminal moment 1798 was.
But this film is not just about past events. It also interrogates ideas of history and memory and presents them in a way that’s not only enlightening, but also unexpectedly moving. DO’M
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