Irish Film Screening – A War on Women (Cogadh ar Mhná)

A War on Women (Cogadh ar Mhná) will be March’s film as a part of the CIFF@Home with NYU DC series for Solas Nua.


A War on Women (Cogadh ar Mhná) is a 2020 documentary by director, Ciara Hyland.

Live Q&A with director Ciara Hyland, in conversation with Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey, NYU’s Global Coordinator for Irish Studies – Wednesday, March 30 • 6 PM ET / 11 PM IST
Introduction by CIFF@Home film programmer, Seán Wrenn.

Registration will give you access to an on-demand film link to view ahead of the live Q&A discussion.

Why is it that stories of sexual violence against women have never been part of the Irish War of Independence and the subsequent Civil War?
For years, Ireland has been seen as being exceptional in that these acts didn’t occur here. But was Ireland really so special? Was the nature of war here so very different from war everywhere else? And did our men really behave so well?
This documentary argues that the answer is no.

This free event is being co-hosted by NYU DC, and the screening will be facilitated via Zoom Webinar. Live auto-transcript captioning will be available on this Zoom webinar. The post-film discussion portion of this event has been pre-recorded.

Published by Seán Wrenn

Filmmaker/Writer • From Grange, Limerick, Ireland living in Broomfield, Colorado