GAZE Opening Film: The 34th - The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland
Linda Cullen & Vanessa Gildea
Director: Linda Cullen & Vanessa Gildea
Release Date: Sat 01 Jul 2017
‘The 34th’ tells the story of the driven and dedicated people who formed Marriage
Equality in Ireland, and developed it into a highly effective grassroots force with
one clear goal in mind - the extension of Civil Marriage to same sex couples.
Through revealing interviews and archive material, former board members and staff
outline the strategising, fierce battles, sheer hard graft and personal cost of
running such an all-consuming campaign.
From the KAL (Katherine & Ann Louise) case to a YES vote on 22nd May 2015, this documentary spans a decade culminating in the
34th amendment to the Irish constitution, allowing same sex marriage.
The film is a COCO Production, produced and directed by Linda Cullen & Vanessa Gildea, and edited
by Cúán Mac Conghail.