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Screening of Witness: A compilation of film and testimonies

11 May @ 08:00 - 17:00

On Saturday 12 May, The Artist Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment present a free all day screening of ‘WITNESS’, a compilation of artist’s film works at Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. The films each respond to the fundamental question of who has authority over the bodies of women citizens in Ireland today. The event will include footage from Testimonies; actors and writers read the stories of women and their families who have been caught in the dilemmas posited by the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution. The Day of Testimonies, organised by the Artists Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, was held in August last year and was a unique collaboration between over 100 artists, visual artists, film-makers, theatre directors, writers, musicians, poets, playwrights, cinematographers, editors, sound artists and actors; artists working together to make powerful art.

The films will be screened in compilations which are each 40 minutes long. Each compilation will be screened on the hour from 1pm until 4pm. At 5pm there will be a discussion with artist Cecily Brennan and Rayne Booth. The session will end with a screening of Emmet Kirwan’s film-poem Heartbreak.

Visitors are invited to call in to view these important films throughout the day. Refreshments will be available.

Some viewers may find some of the content of the films distressing.

Timetable:
1pm: COMPILATION 1
1. Sent Away
(short doc; Dir Luke MacManus) 20 mins
With thanks to T.F.M.R. (Terminations for Medical Reasons)

2. Lorraine’s Story read by actor Eleanor Methven. With thanks to the I.F.P.A.
Irish Family Planning Association. 3 mins 30 secs

3. Anonymous story read by artist Alice Maher.
With thanks to the Abortion Rights Campaign. 3 mins.

4. My Body My Choice
(short film; Dir Laragh McCann; 2 mins) 2017

5. Amy’s story read by Tara Flynn. With thanks to the IFPA 3 mins 20 sec.

6. Heartbreak
(short; Dir Dave Tynan, Written and performed by Emmet Kirwan; 7 mins) 2017

1.40pm – 2pm: Break

2pm: COMPILATION 2
1. Journeys
(short doc; Dir Karen Byrne; 10 mins) 2017

2. Joanna’s story read by actor Cathy Belton.
With thanks to the Abortion Rights Campaign. 9 mins.

3. Sinead’s story read by actor Janet Moran.
With thanks to the I.F.P.A 3 mins.

4. The Christening
14 mins (short; Dir. Oonagh Kearney; Prod. Rachel Lysaght ) Underground Film and Bord Scannán nahÉireann / the Irish Film Board

2.40 – 3pm: Break
3pm: COMPILATION 3
1. Terminal
(short; Dir Natasha Waugh, Prod. David C. Lynch) 11mins. 2016

2. Amy Walsh’s story read by writer Marian Keyes.
With thanks to Amy and TFMR, 9 mins

3. Two Women Travel, 4 mins 15 Secs

4. Poet Paula Meehan reads an excerpt from The Statue of the Virgin at Granard Speaks, 2 mins

3.40pm – 4pm: Break

4pm: COMPILATION 4
1. A story read by actor Janet Moran.
With thanks to the Abortion Rights Campaign.

2. Jean’s story read by actor Cathy Belton.
With thanks to the IFPA

3. Mary Coughlan at the March for choice 2017, 3:15

4.30pm – 5pm: Break

5pm: Discussion with Cecily Brennan, Rayne Booth and others.

5.50pm: Heartbreak
(short; Dir Dave Tynan, Written and performed by Emmet Kirwan; 7 mins) 2017

http://www.templebargallery.com/events/event/witness-a-compilation-of-film-and-testimonies

Details

Date:
11 May
Time:
08:00 - 17:00
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1521972537932214/

Organizer

Artists Campaign To Repeal the 8th Amendment

Venue

Temple Bar Gallery + Studio
5-9 Temple Bar
Dublin,
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