Granite and Chalk
As rebels planned Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, they were watched by two spies code-named Granite and Chalk. This documentary delves into British intelligence to tell their story, one century on.
Funded by Fís Éireann/ Screen Ireland (formerly Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board), After ’16 is a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the events of Easter 1916. This collection of nine short films is a mixture of live-action, animation and documentary, telling stories from the eve of the Rising all the way to the Troubles in 1970s Northern Ireland and beyond.
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With kind permission of Fís Éireann/ Screen Ireland (formerly Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board).
Note to Teachers:
In collaboration with IFI Education, each of the After’16 short films includes a complimentary Classroom Worksheet. These are downloadable documents that can be used as a guide for teachers and students. The nine short films in this collection have not been classified so an age recommendation has been added to each film. While most of the films are suitable for a 12+ audience, the content and lesson ideas are geared towards Transition Year +. As with all content on the IFI Archive Player, we recommend that you view the material in advance of showing them in class.