Note: Our list of people includes a variety of collaborators in our network, including, but not limited to directors, producers, contributors, screening hosts, speakers, panellists, clients and advisors. If someone is listed here, we think their work is pretty amazing, and we encourage you to find out more about them.
Ailbhe Smyth is a long-time activist and campaigner on feminist, LGBTI+ and socialist issues. She was the founding head of Women’s Studies at UCD (University College Dublin) and has written about feminism, politics and culture in Ireland. Ailbhe left academia in the mid-2000s to work with women’s community organisations and in social movement politics. She has been involved in many campaigns and was on the Strategic Executive of the victorious same-sex marriage campaign in 2015. She has been fighting for women’s right to choose for over 35 years, and was Co-Director of the Together for Yes national referendum campaign which removed the near-total ban on abortion from the Irish Constitution with a majority of 66% in 2018. Ailbhe is a regular contributor to media and national debate. In 2019 she was included in Time Magazine’s ‘100 most influential people’ list.
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Jack Harries is a documentary filmmaker and environmental activist. At the age of 18, he and his brother, Finn, founded JacksGap, a YouTube platform that explored forced migration, mental health and environmental issues. To date the channel has more than 4 million subscribers and 200 million views. Most recently, Jack has co-launched Earthrise Studio, a media company and educational platform focused on communicating the climate crisis and galvanizing the next generation of activists.
Aideen Kane is the VP of Production at Fork Films. She is currently a producer on Women in Blue and Inequality (WT), feature documentaries for release in early 2021. Previous credits include Emmy-winning and nominated, feature-length and television documentaries, including: The Armor of Light (dirs. Abigail Disney & Kathleen Hughes), The Trials of Spring (dir. Gini Reticker), The Awful Truth (dir. Michael Moore), Face to Face: The Schappell Twins (dir. Ellen Weissbrod), and Voices of the Children (dir. Zuzana Justman).