We approached the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign with a concept for a campaign video encouraging people to come home to vote in the upcoming referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment. We had incredible filmmakers stationed across the globe (Ireland, UK, Canada, USA, France) and we all wanted to use our skills to participate in the cause.
A true team effort from some incredibly talented people, with a haunting rendition of the titular song recorded especially for this piece by the musician Emma O’Reilly, Bread & Roses is a piece that is very dear to our hearts.
Written by Jamie Hooper
Produced by Jamie Hooper and Emily Murray
Directed by Emily Murray, Colm McElligott, Aisling Ní Chúláin, Conor Hooper, Marie LeCoq, Claire O Malley, Patrick O’Connor, Aaron ? , Robin Guiton and Matt Ashe
“Bread & Roses” performed by Emma O’Reilly
Accompanying arrangement by Dónal Kennedy
The video received a huge amount of positive feedback on social media and was covered in a number of online news sites including The Daily Edge, Lovin.ie, Stellar.ie, and The Guardian.