Filmbase will be the venue this Thursday (August 3rd) for Shorts for Choice, an evening featuring short films, live music and burlesque performances, culminating with a panel discussion – all hosted by comedian/activist, Emily O’Callaghan, in aid of the Abortion Support Network.

The event is BYOB, with no entry fee, but there is a suggested donation of €5 and a fundraising raffle will be held on the night. Prizes include a Filmbase Training Voucher for €150, original artworks, tickets to a how at the Dublin Fringe Festival, a voucher for the Project Theatre, Swag, Literature, Goodies from First Draft Coffee and much, much more.

All funds raised will be donated to the Abortion Support Network, an all-volunteer organisation providing accommodation and financial assistance to women forced to travel from Ireland to have a safe and legal abortion.

The event kicks off at 7pm in Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar and the line-up is as follows:

Musical Performance:

Katherine Atkinson and Simon Quigley perform a specially curated selection of songs.

Short Films:

The Christening – Oonagh Kearney’s film tells the story of Ailbhe, a young girl who must make a very adult decision.

My Body, My Choice – Laragh McCann’s experimental piece aims to give visual representation to the suffocating imprisonment of women’s bodies under Ireland’s constitutional restriction of their reproductive rights.

Heartbreak – Dave Tynan’s IFTA-winning short film about a young Irish woman and the tough choices she must make. Written and performed by Emmet Kirwan.

Terminal – Natasha Waugh’s film explores the lives of two women with hugely contrasting circumstances meeting by chance at an airport, embarking on their journeys to seek respective abortions.

Burlesque:

Ahead of her incredible show, Hellions, Niamh Creely, AKA Flaming Jade, owns the stage as only she can.

Panel Discussion:

Comedian and activist Emily O’Callaghan will be chatting to:

– Siobhán Clancy, artist and founding member of the Abortion Rights Campaign

– Natasha Waugh, Terminal Filmmaker

– Eileen Flynn, Community & Youth Development Worker

Tickets are available to book online now.

 

 

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