Saturday 27th September: Film Screenings, Performance and Discussion

Festival of Choice 2014

Irish and Spanish Prochoice Activism in London from the 80s till Present

Ann Rossiter, writer and prochoice activist, at a recent My Belly is Mine protest

Ann Rossiter, writer and prochoice activist, at a recent My Belly is Mine protest

12.oo pm – Amnesty International UK – 17-25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA London

Join us for a film screening, performance and Q&A celebrating Irish and Spanish prochoice activism in London in the 80s and at present. We will be screening three short movies focusing on the issue of abortion and prochoice activism in Spain and Ireland. This will be followed by a short performance by direct action feminist performance group challenging the ongoing problem of I.M.E.L.D.A. – Ireland Making England the Legal Destination for Abortion. We will end the event with a conversation with Irish and Spanish activists and Mara Clarke, founder of Abortion Support Network.

12:00 – 12:05: Introduction by Cristina, from My Belly is Mine

12:05 – 13:15: Film Screening

“The Christening” directed by Oonagh Kearney

“Repeating Histories” – A short film on Irish and Spanish prochoice activism in London in the 80s and at present

“The Freedom Train” (English subtitles) – A film on the prochoice demo in Spain in February, 2014. Introduced by CIMA, Association of Women in Film and Audiovisual Media (via Skype)

13:15 – 13:35: IMELDA performance

13:35 – 14:00: Q&A (chaired by Cristina)

Film director and prochoice activist Oonagh Kearney, current member of Speaking of Imelda

Isabel Ros, activist and poet, former member of the Spanish Women’s Abortion Support Group

Mara Clarke from Abortion Support Network

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