Responsible Business Film Screening Series - The 34th: The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland

Alan Walters Building, Harvard Lecture Theatre, University of Birmigham
Monday 21 October 2019 (17:30-20:00)

Rhiannon Sharp:

Birmingham Business School are delighted to invite staff, students and guests to a film screening of The 34th: The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland, where we will be joined by co-producer Vanessa Gildea. 

Film Overview

The 34th: The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland is an Irish documentary film which, through intimate interviews, tells the story of the people who formed Marriage Equality in Ireland, and explores the events that led to the inception of the Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Act 2015, which legalised same sex marriage.

The 34th captures this impassioned and poignant journey from Minister Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan’s pivotal KAL case and the emotional love story behind it, through the ardent grassroots campaign, to the historic yes vote which took place on May 22nd, 2015. Through revealing interviews and archive material, campaigners share the strategising, fierce battles, sheer hard graft and moving personal stories behind the compelling and all-consuming campaign.

Vanessa Gildea
Vanessa Gildea

Vanessa has a BA from the University of Limerick and an MA in Screenwriting from the National Film School at Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design + Technology (IADT). She has written, directed and produced numerous feature and one off documentaries including the award winning ‘The 34th’, TV programmes, six part series’ and short films garnering several awards at festivals, five Irish Film and Television Awards nominations, Arts Council Film Bursary & project awards, and was the first recipient of the Tyrone Guthrie Film Bursary. She works as a producer with RTÉ Arts & Culture, COCO TV and lectures on the film degree at Griffith College and the National Film School, IADT. 

Event Schedule

17:30 - guests take their seats and are welcomed to the event 
17:35 - film screening
19:00 - panel discussion, including Q&A with Vanessa Gildea
19:30 - drinks reception

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