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Let us be seen

Elspeth Vischer & Nina Himmelreich presents

Let Us Be Seen + Q&A

88 Wood Street
L1 4DQ
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Runtime: 80 mins

Genre: Documentary

Let Us Be Seen is a rally cry demanding that people in Belfast who campaign tirelessly for change are finally seen and heard. It is a splash of colour, showcasing the creative ways individuals provide an alternative to the binary politics in Belfast, deploying a unique local blend of gallows humour in the face of adversity.

The film documents the prelude and aftermath of the momentous law change in Northern Ireland to decriminalise abortion and legalise same-sex marriage, which occurred via Westminster ruling on 21st October 2019. It deals with the myriad issues affecting feminists in the North of Ireland and what grassroots feminism means in this context from those who are directly involved.

Doors: 18:00. Screening: 18:30.

The screening is being held during Women's Month and will be the first showing of Let Us Be Seen in Liverpool. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with director Elspeth Vischer.

This screening has a pay-what-you-can approach, with a recommended contribution of £5. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Alliance for Choice Belfast and WHISC Liverpool.


Book now — Suggested contribution, £5

This event is part of FACT's Community Cinema. If you're an artist, independent filmmaker, charity, film club, or arts organisation, find out how FACT can support your film screening.

Community Cinema events do not include adverts before the screening. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening and the programme will start promptly at 18:30. Please arrive in plenty of time to help our team ensure everyone has a great experience.

About Dr Elspeth Vischer

Dr Elspeth Vischer is a filmmaker and researcher based in Belfast. Elspeth's work is situated in experimental and non-fiction traditions and aims to explore counter-hegemonic perspectives in the North of Ireland, with a particular focus on queer and feminist narratives. Elspeth recently graduated with a Creative Practice PhD From Queen's University Belfast and currently works at the Nerve Centre with Northern Ireland Screen coordinating a community based archival project that aims to tackle underrepresentation, this is called Northern Ireland Now.

About Nina Himmelreich

Nina Himmelreich is a musician, researcher and gardener based in Liverpool. Since graduating from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, she has completed an MA in Music Industry Studies and started her PhD on Gender Equality in the German Music Industry at the University of Liverpool. She works as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Liverpool and as a visiting lecturer at LIPA. Nina is passionate about feminism and fighting for equality in the music industry. She wants to play an active part in overcoming the barriers women face in the creative industries. As part of this she has created a yearly list of local women in music, hosted a Radioshow on Melodic Distraction showcasing the amazing work by local women and is working towards the release of MusicSeen, a database of local creatives.

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