Solas Nua's CIFF@Home with NYU DC Dialogues presents When Women Won.
This event took place on
Wednesday, November 30 • 6 PM ET
2020 | Documentary | Runtime: 50 minutes | English
When Women Won tells the emotional inside story of the Together for Yes campaign to repeal the 8th amendment and change Irish society forever. In the aftermath of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, three Irish feminists joined forces and set about establishing a grassroots, women-led social movement. Working with teams in every county in Ireland, they ultimately delivered a landslide victory.
Registration gave you access to an on-demand film link to view ahead of the Q&A discussion.
A pre-recorded Q&A with director Anna Rodgers, in conversation with Maedhbh Mc Cullagh, Director of the Capital Irish Film Festival, aired on November 30th.
Rewatch the full discussion below | Runtime: 29 minutes
The film, which was commissioned by Together for Yes to reflect on the story of the campaign, was directed by Anna Rodgers, and produced by Zlata Filipovic and Hugh Rodgers for Invisible Thread Films. This compelling and insightful documentary recalls the highs and lows of the tumultuous campaign, and captures one of the most seismic shifts in Irish society in recent history. The film features footage from filmmakers, campaigners and volunteers from all over the country who captured elements of this groundbreaking moment in Irish society, alongside archive material going back 35 years.
Hand-picked by Solas Nua's Capital Irish Film Festival, CIFF@Home with NYU DC Dialogues is a bi-monthly, curated series of Irish film.
Selected for you to watch from the comfort of your own home, registration will give you access to an on-demand film link to view any time between now and November 30, as well as a Q&A that will be streamed via Zoom Webinar after you have watched the film on your own schedule.
Anna Rodgers is a multi-award-winning director and producer, who is best known for her documentary films. Over the course of her 20-year career, she has told stories of identity, sexuality and marginalization. She won Best Director for Somebody to Love at the IFTAs in 2014. Her work has garnered her multiple IFTAs, three Radharc awards, and numerous Best Documentary awards. She has been nominated twice for the Iris Prize where her film Hold on Tight was highly commended, and was nominated for the Charles Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award for her debut feature documentary Today is Better than Two Tomorrows. Her films have been selected for festivals worldwide, distributed, and broadcast internationally.
Registration is required in order to receive access to the on-demand film link, as well as the log-in details for the Zoom webinar. Please note that this program may be recorded.
Live auto-transcript captioning will be available on this Zoom webinar.
• CIFF@Home takes place on the last Wednesday of every second month •