About the Film
‘The 34th’ tells the story of the driven and dedicated bunch of 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 Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan) case and the emotional love story behind it, 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.
Directed by Linda Cullen & Vanessa Gildea
Ireland | 78 minutes | 2017
Friday, September 7th