‘The 34th: The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland’ has this week been made available to Netflix user across Ireland and the UK.
The award-winning documentary feature, directed and produced by our own Linda Cullen alongside Vanessa Gildea, follows the founders and members of the Marriage Equality organisation, as they campaign for the extension of civil marriage to same-sex couples.
The 34th captures this impassioned and poignant journey from Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan’s pivotal KAL case and the emotional love story behind it, through the ardent grassroots campaign, to the historic yes vote which took place on 22 May 2015.
Through revealing interviews and archive material, campaigners share the strategising, fierce battles, sheer hard graft and moving personal stories behind the compelling and all-consuming campaign.
Speaking on the film's release on the streaming platform, Linda Cullen said "we are absolutely thrilled that this incredible story can now be seen by Netflix viewers. It’s my ambition to bring this film to a world audience."
The documentary’s release on Netflix follows its initial period of success, in which it garnered acclaim among audiences and critics, winning the Audience Award and the Spirit of Gaze Award at the 25th Annual Gaze LGBT Film Festival in 2017, and earning an official selection at the Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival earlier this year. The film also won the Audience Award “Dokula” at the 29th Hamburg International Queer Film Festival.
You can watch The 34th on Netflix here!