Karl Callan’s short film Repeal makes the reality of abortion in Ireland clear


With just 10 days to go until the Referendum on the regulation of termination of pregnancy, it is a vital time to provide information that is honest, both factually and emotionally, to the public. One of a number in the Irish film community making efforts in this regard is Karl Callan, whose short film, simply titled  Repeal aims to tell the stories of women for whom the repealing of the 8th amendment is vital.

Callan was prompted to write and direct the short as soon as it became apparent that a referendum on this issue was on the way. Concerned by the idea that women can be prosecuted and jailed for receiving what is essentially health care, his film is aimed at those who may be undecided in which way to vote in the upcoming referendum.

Telling 3 separate stories, each based real-life testimonies, the film depicts the reality of abortion in Ireland, the unsafe, shaming and traumatic impact of the 8th Amendment and makes obvious the need for change to the system in Ireland. You can watch the full short below:

 

Luke Dunne
About me

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Mariah Carey Dublin Glitter
Glitter at the Light House to be undoubted highlight of Mariah Carey Dublin trip
March 14, 2019
Dublin Smartphone Film Festival 2020
Submissions open now for Dublin Smartphone Film Festival 2020
March 12, 2019
Catcalls, screening International Women's Day 2019 at the Irish Film Institute
Women in Film & TV showcased for International Women’s Day at the IFI
March 04, 2019
The Hole in the Ground review
The Hole in the Ground digs deep in the mind and strikes terror in the heart
March 01, 2019
vmdiff 19 treat me like fire
VMDIFF 2019: Treat Me Like Fire
February 26, 2019
The New Music Table Quiz
March Table Quiz aims to secure release of The New Music
February 21, 2019
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019: 5 things to watch out for
February 20, 2019
The Hole in the Ground
Talking The Hole in the Ground with Lee Cronin and Séana Kerslake
February 18, 2019
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019
The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019 programme has launched
January 24, 2019

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *