Photographer and award-winning abortion rights activist, Emma Campbell (Alliance for Choice) joins us for a discussion about abortion on screen.
During this presentation Emma will chart examples of abortion depicted in recent world cinema and discuss how these representations reflect, inform, or perhaps hinder, the fight for abortion rights worldwide and at home.
This will be followed by a screening of Obvious Child (2014), written and directed by Gillian Robespierre. The film was made in response to common misrepresentations of how abortion manifests itself in women’s lives. Therefore, though Obvious Child tells the story of a young woman whose brief romance ends in an unplanned pregnancy, the subject is presented in a humane and considered way, without moralisation or sensationalism.
In addition to this, the film is also a delightful take on the indie rom-com, with moments of great lightness and wit. It’s a lesser-known work from this decade that shows the modern female experience (and is one of our favourites in this year’s programme!).
WANDA: Feminism & Moving Image returns for its second edition. Head to wandabelfast.com for more information.
Made in 2002, the fifth decade of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s pioneering contribution to film and art, Teknolust was a pioneer in itself
During the Troubles in Northern Ireland many people were imprisoned during the period of internment in the 1970s and onwards throughout the conflict. What is not as widely known is that women were also interned and took part in hunger strikes while in Armagh Gaol until its closure and transfer to Maghaberry prison in 1986.
Maeve Murphy’s prison drama from 2001 is based on events during the Troubles in Armagh Gaol.