Including voices from both sides of the debate, with primary focus on the dynamic female leaders of the pro-choice campaign, The 8th traces the campaign to remove Ireland's 8th Amendment – a constitutional ban on abortion.
Following the veteran campaigner Ailbhe Smyth and self-described glitter-activist Andrea Horan as they chart a bold strategy of grassroots activism and engineer the impossible, The 8th is a dramatic story underscored by a vivid exploration of the wrenching failures that led to a defining moment in Irish history.
An urgent narrative, a cautionary tale and a roadmap for progressive reforms in a modern era where authoritarianism is on the rise, The 8th shows a country forging a new progressive path.
"Informative and engaging...a powerful testament to the years of work done by activists to make Irish society better." - Emma Keyes, Film Ireland
Warning: This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.
Dir: Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy & Maeve O'Boyle | 2020 | USA/Ireland | 1 hr 34 mins | Cert 12