Rocky Road to Dublin (1967)

26 Apr

99m; Ireland

Director: Peter Lennon

Cast: Sean O’Faoláin, Conor Cruise O’Brien and John Huston

Synopsis (Wikipedia): A brief sketch of Irish history since the Easter Rising of 1916 is drawn, in which the hopes of the revolutionary founders of the Irish Free State for a republican society are dashed. The writer Seán Ó Faoláin argues that what emerged was a society of “urbanized peasants” without moral courage who observed a self-interested silence in a “constant alliance” with an “obscurantist” and “uncultivated church”.

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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Documentary, Politics


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