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A Day of Testimonies

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment presents A Day of Testimonies 26 August 2017

Recognising the complexities of the human situation is traditionally the artist’s role. The Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment presents A Day of Testimonies at Project Arts Centre, a day of performances, visual art and film that will reflect both the complexity of the issue and the simple truth that women’s health is put at risk because of the Eighth Amendment to our Constitution.

A Day of Testimonies (Evening performance)
7.30pm | Tickets €25/20
In honour of the testimonies given by citizens directly affected by the Eighth Amendment some of Ireland’s best loved performers and artists will come together for a very special evening of performance, music, poetry and contemplation on the impact of the Eighth Amendment. The theatre event will be directed by Lynne Parker.
Testimonies have been given to the Artists’ Campaign by the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC),Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR), the Association for
Improvements in Maternity Services – Ireland (AIMSI) and women who gave first hand testimonies to the Citizens’ Assembly.

The Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment want to thank all of the women and organisations who have been so generous in making their testimonies
available for this event.

Schedule for the Day

Call to Action
From 11am
A Call to Action, composed by Alma Kelliher, will be broadcast from the roof of the Project Arts Centre and out onto to the streets of Temple Bar on the hour every
hour between 11.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

Shred-It
From 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
In a designated space in Project anyone can join us and be filmed shredding the Eighth. In addition anyone, anywhere can participate by shredding the Eighth and
sharing online using #ArtistsRepeal

Film Screening
From 11.00 a.m.
The film screening includes 11 short films and documentaries made between 1983 and 2017. The films that feature on the programme deal with lack of abortion
access in Ireland and the impact that the Eighth Amendment has had on women’s lives. The film screening will be repeated on the day, so that each of the 11 films
will be screened twice. The screenings are divided into 4 separate programmes, with a short interval between each programme Admission is free, donations welcome, no booking required.

Programme 1 | 11am – 11:45pm & 3pm – 3:45pm
Total: 42 minutes

  • Terminal (short; Dir. Natasha Waugh, Prod. David C. Lynch; 11 mins)
  • Sent Away (short doc; Dir. Luke MacManus; 20 mins)
  • Journeys (short doc; Dir. Karen Byrne; 10 mins)

Interval

Programme 2 | 12:00pm – 12:35pm & 4pm – 4:35pm
Total: 35 minutes

  • Heartbreak (short; Dir. Dave Tynan, Written Emmet Kirwan; 7 mins)
  • The Christening (short; Oonagh Kearney, Prod. Rachel Lysaght; 14 mins)
  • Mary Coughlan (short footage; March For Choice; 3 mins, 15 seconds)
  • Our Right To Choose (short doc; Hanan Dirya; 10 mins)

Interval
Programme 3 | 1pm – 2pm & 5pm – 6pm
Total 53 minutes

  • 50,000 Secret Journeys (short doc; Produced & Directed by Hilary Dully and Fintan Connelly; 26 mins).
  • Statistic (Statistic has been restored with the support of the Irish Film Institute) (short; Dir. Alison Kelly; 1983; 27 mins).

Interval
Programme 4 | 2:15 – 2:50pm & 6:15pm – 6:50pm
Total: 32 minutes

  • My Body My Choice (short film; Dir. Laragh McCann; 2 mins).
  • Like a Ship in the Night (short doc; Dir. Melissa Thompson; 31 mins)

Programmed by Natasha Waugh and Cecily Brennan.
*Some films may contain material that some viewers may find distressing.

X-ile project
From 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
X-ile project is an ongoing online gallery of women who have accessed abortion services outside of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Their website will be installed in
the foyer of the Project Arts Centre and activists from the X-ile Project will be there during the day to talk about the project. http://www.x-ileproject.com/

AIMSI (Association for Improvements in Maternity Services-Ireland)
Testimonies from members of AIMSI will be printed on vinlyl and installed on the landing and in the windows of the upper foyer. Printed especially for A Day of
Testimonies by Ed Dunne at Inspirational Arts.

How to Talk About the Eighth – Bus Stop Event
Find it difficult to talk about the Eighth? Let us help you start the conversation. Join us for tea and informal chats where facilitators from Amnesty International and
USI will be on hand to respond to any questions you may have about the Eighth. Co-ordinated by advocacy staff from Amnesty International Ireland and Union of
Students in Ireland (USI) who are there to support you in developing your confidence in how to argue for repeal.

Artworks installed in the building for the day are by artists Leandro Jimenez
Hernandez and Sarah Cullen.

A Day of Testimonies (Evening performance)
7.30pm | Tickets €25/20
In honour of the testimonies given by citizens directly affected by the Eighth Amendment some of Ireland’s best loved performers and artists will come together for a very special evening of performance, music, poetry and contemplation on the impact of the Eighth Amendment. The theatre event will be directed by Lynne Parker.
Testimonies have been given to the Artists’ Campaign by the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC),Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR), the Association for
Improvements in Maternity Services – Ireland (AIMSI) and women who gave first hand testimonies to the Citizens’ Assembly.

The Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment want to thank all of the women and organisations who have been so generous in making their testimonies
available for this event.

To purchase tickets for A Day of Testimonies
http://projectartscentre.ie/event/a_day_of_testimonies/

Find us on
https://www.artistsrepealthe8th.com
https://www.facebook.com/artistsrepeal8/
https://twitter.com/artistsrepeal

Details

Date:
August 26
Time:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Website:
http://projectartscentre.ie/event/a_day_of_testimonies/

Organiser

Artists Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment
Website:
https://www.artistsrepealthe8th.com/

Venue

Project Arts Centre
39 East Essex Street
Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Website:
http://projectartscentre.ie/