Iris Prize 2019

EQUAL

DIRECTOR: Gillian Callan
WRITER: Gillian Callan
Northern Ireland, 23 mins

In a small corner of the UK, a battle is being waged. A battle for love. A battle to be EQUAL.  

Northern Ireland remains the only place in the UK and Ireland where civil marriage for same-sex couples is illegal. As countries around the world legislate for change, couples there are still fighting for equality. This powerful documentary is a reminder that even on our own doorstep, many battles have yet to be won. 

Programme 6 | Reel Lives | Cineworld Screen 15 | Thur 10 Oct 4:30pm

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Gillian is a documentary filmmaker based in Belfast. She has worked on a range of factual, current affairs and observational documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4; covering diverse topics from mental health, to crime, death, comedy and historical subjects. Her last film, Out of the Shadows, was nominated for an RTS NI award and a Pink News Award. Her previous short doc, Recorded Absence, was nominated at Sheffield Doc Fest 2016.

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