GAZE Opening Film: The 34th - The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland

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
  • UC
  • 100
    Min

Synopsis

‘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.