The inaugural UCD Festival takes place on Saturday, 18 June 2016 for alumni, staff, and our local community and friends. Join us for one day filled with fun, where you can join thought-provoking talks, celebrate the best UCD has to offer, discover the state-of-the-art-facilities on campus and the wonderful parkland. For all our Alumni it’s a unique opportunity to reunite with old friends and reconnect with your University.

Our School will be running an event that we think you might find of interest: 

2.00 pm Film Documentary

Documentary & Q&A:  Mothers Against The Odds (2012)

Venue: Newman Theatre 2 (NT2), Newman Building, UCD.

 

MOTHERS AGAINST THE ODDS is a ground breaking film that sheds light on symphysiotomy, one of the great unresolved scandals against women in modern Irish history. Filmmakers ANNE DALY and RONAN TYNAN compare the experiences of mothers in Ireland and Kenya, detailing the struggles of women and girls to have their rights respected in the face of unimaginable cruelty.

 

This film will be introduced by URSULA BARRY of the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice. A question and answer session with filmmaker ANNE DALY will follow afterwards. 

 

More information, including the link for ticket booking, can be found here.