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Giving space to voices from both sides of the debate, The 8th’s primary focus is on the impassioned female leaders of the pro-choice campaign – in particular, veteran crusader Ailbhe Smyth and self-styled glitter-activist Andrea Horan – as they lead on a bold, highly-visible strategy of grassroots activism. It’s a radical shift in tactics after a 35-year struggle to try and bring a historically conservative electorate over the line. As referendum date draws closer, the documentary explores the wrenching failures of the past, condensing decades of Irish history and delineating the patriarchal forces working to restrict a woman’s right to make choices about her own body.

Please note: This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy

  • Year
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Ireland, United States
  • Rating
    12A (Advisory)
  • Note
    Preview courtesy of Together Films
  • Director
    Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O'Boyle