CIFF Film Club Screening – ‘Belly of the Beast’


Belly of the Beast‘ + Q&A

Powerful exposé of human rights abuses in California women’s prisons

Join us on Tuesday May 18th at 7pm for our fourth monthly CIFF Film Club event, the jaw-dropping documentary ‘Belly of the Beast‘ from award-winning director Erika Cohn. Be the first to see inspirational and outstanding new Irish and international features and documentaries as part of CIFF Film Club 2021, all from the comfort of home. Share your thoughts on the film on social media too, using #CIFFFilmClub.

When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal sterilisations in California’s women’s prisons, they wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. This shocking legal drama captured over seven years features extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, demanding attention to a shameful and ongoing legacy of eugenics and reproductive injustice in the United States.

Followed by a post-screening Q&A with director Erika Cohn.

‘Belly of the Beast’ . . . is at once a thrilling legal drama and heartbreaking depiction of devastating human rights violations that you can’t imagine happening in the 21st century.” LA Times

Tuesday 18th May 7pm
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Individual screening €8.50
Festival Friends receive a 20% discount
Pass Holders must book their free ticket before the screening