Linda Cullen and Vanessa Gildea’s documentary The 34th, which charts the fight for marriage equality in Ireland, is now available to watch on Netflix.
The 34th tells the story of the driven and dedicated 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 & Ann Louise Gilligan) case 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.
The film opened at the 25th GAZE International LGBT Film Festival, where it was highlighted by the panel as the film that best embodied the spirit of the festival and honoured with the ‘Spirit of Gaze Award’ along with the ‘Audience Award’.
The 34th is a COCO Production, produced and directed by Linda Cullen and Vanessa Gildea.