The Wholly Trinity

The Wholly Trinity

Date: 07/03/2024 19:00

As part of International Women's Day celebrations at the MAC. Alliance for Choice in collaboration with the Open University present ‘The Wholly Trinity’, a short film depicting the role that artists and creatives played in campaigning for abortion rights in Ireland, north and south.

"Art has always been a powerful vehicle for social justice and the struggle for abortion rights throughout the island of Ireland was no exception. This beautiful short film depicts the commitment, creativity, colour and emotion that artists brought to the campaigns. In their own words, it describes how artists used creativity and performance to inspire people to action, ignite potent conversations and build communities of solidarity. It explores how art can change opinions, transcend barriers, shape narratives and make history, her story and their story."

The film will be preceded by a short discussion on the making of the film by Emma Campbell and Laura O’Connor.

Tickets are free, no booking required.

The screening takes place tonight from 7-9pm

Location is Upstairs at the MAC, Belfast  

For information about visiting the MAC visit their website

The film features material from the UTV archive of protests in Belfast, courtesy of Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive. Watch A History in Numbers by Emma Campbell and Elspeth Vischer to get a sense of the type of event this will be. Before you watch or attend: This video and the event will involve frank discussion of potentially upsetting issues surrounding reproductive justice.

If you have been affected and want a non-judgemental and confidental space to talk, Abortion Talk UK run a free and confidental helpline. Talkline is open; Monday & Wednesday 7pm - 10pm (UK time). +44 (0) 333 0909266