New York Irish Center

Rebel Rossa' Documentary Screening




Rebel Rossa' Documentary Screening


 Director/Writer/Producer: Williams Rossa Cole | REBEL ROSSA (2016)| 1h 30min|Documentary


An idyllic childhood in rural Ireland torn apart by the Potato Famine and forced exile to New York, ‘Rebel Rossa’ will tell the story of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and his equally ardent wife Mary Jane, the filmmakers’ great grandparents. It will delve into what they did and what they meant during the fight for Irish independence.

Rossa’s American great-grandsons created the film Rebel Rossa, a personal investigation into his life and legacy. Rossa’s life as a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and his resistance of the British government ultimately led to the 1916 Easter Rising. In this documentary Rossa’s great-grandsons return to Ireland to trace their family history and uncover all there is to know about Rossa and wife Mary Jane.

There will be a Q and A held directly after the screening with great grandson Mary & Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and Director, Williams Rossa Cole.




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