The 34th: The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland

Presented by the Consulate General of Ireland


$10 78 minutes

Sat, Jun 29, 2019



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Q&A with Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone moderated by author Yvonne Cassidy and reception to follow the screening.

The 34th
documents the driven and dedicated group of people who formed the grassroots force behind the extension of civil marriage to same-sex couples in Ireland. Through revealing interviews and archival material, former board members and staff outline the strategizing, fierce battles, sheer hard graft, and the personal cost of running such an all-consuming campaign.

From the KAL (Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan) case and the emotional love story behind it, to the historic YES vote on May 22, 2015, this documentary spans a decade and culminates in the passing of the 34th amendment to the Irish constitution.

Directors / Producers: Linda Cullen & Vanessa Gildea
Editor: Cúán Mac Conghail
Director of Photography: Patrick Jordan

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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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