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Yes I Will Yes

Bloomsday Films

To mark Bloomsday 2023, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Ireland’s global network of Embassies and Consulates have collaborated with Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) @molimuseum and dozens of partners worldwide to create a new short film, YES I WILL YES. In an uplifting global song of affirmation, performers from six continents reimagine the iconic last words of James Joyce’s Ulysses: yes I said yes I will Yes.

Filming took place from Auckland to Abu Dhabi, Bogota to Beijing, Kuala Lumpur to Kyiv, and Lilongwe to Los Angeles. Performers include artist Denise Chaila; performance artist Amanda Coogan; eminent Brazilian actress and director Bete Coelho; New Zealand-based actress Acushla-Tara Kupe; and acclaimed Chilean actress Gabriela Hernández. The film features an original score composed by Caterina Schembri and performed by Chamber Choir Ireland. Irish Embassies and Consulates are also marking Bloomsday 2023 with a range of events in collaboration with local partners.

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