International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) and Luxembourg Diversity Day 2018
The United Nations and Time For Equality present the screening of
THE QUEEN OF IRELAND – a documentary film directed by Conor Horgan
Monday 14 May 2018, from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm
Ciné Utopia Luxembourg
The event will be opened by the Ambassador of Ireland, Peadar Carpenter. The screening will be followed by a Q/A session with the participation of Romain Mancinelli-Mirti, president of Rosa Lëtzebuerg asbl, and Catia Fernandes, coordinator of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg.
Pandora ‘Panti’ Bliss is many things: part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit; she’s a wittily incisive performer with charisma to burn who is regarded as one of the best drag queens in the world. Created by Rory O’Neill, Panti is also an accidental activist and in her own words ‘a court jester, whose role is to say the unsayable’. Over the last few years Rory has become a figurehead for LGBT rights in Ireland and his fight for equality and against homophobia has become recognised across the world. This is a documentary film that follows Rory’s journey from the small Mayo town of Ballinrobe to striding the world stage. The film takes us behind the scenes with his alter ego Panti in the year she became the symbol of Ireland’s march towards marriage equality.
Runtime : 1h 26’ – OV English, no subtitles
The film is suited for persons of age 18 +
Entrance is free, registration is required, book your tickets here.
Find out more here: https://www.irishfilmboard.ie/directory/view/2016/the-queen-of-ireland/archive
Watch the Trailer:
Read here the speech by the Irish Ambassador
- ... human dignity and freedom are not finite resources, that the more you parcel them out the less you have yourself. In fact, the more you parcel them out, the more enhanced your dignity and liberty are. (Daniel O' Connell, 19th century Irish leader, as quoted in The Queen of…